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§ 7B‑901.  Dispositionalhearing.

The dispositional hearingshall take place immediately following the adjudicatory hearing and shall beconcluded within 30 days of the conclusion of the adjudicatory hearing. Thedispositional hearing may be informal and the court may consider writtenreports or other evidence concerning the needs of the juvenile. The juvenileand the juvenile's parent, guardian, or custodian shall have the right topresent evidence, and they may advise the court concerning the disposition theybelieve to be in the best interests of the juvenile. The court may consider anyevidence, including hearsay evidence as defined in G.S. 8C‑1, Rule 801,that the court finds to be relevant, reliable, and necessary to determine theneeds of the juvenile and the most appropriate disposition. The court mayexclude the public from the hearing unless the juvenile moves that the hearingbe open, which motion shall be granted. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1981, c. 469, s. 18; 1998‑202,s. 6; 1999‑456, s. 60; 2003‑62, s. 1; 2005‑398, s. 4; 2007‑276,s. 2.)