26-7A-11. Requirements for referral for informal adjustment or action. A report of a preliminary investigation involving any apparent child in need of supervision, any apparent delinquent child, or any juvenile cited violation, may be referred to a court services officer for informal adjustment or to a court-approved juvenile diversion program for informal action pursuant to subdivision 26-7A-10(4) only if:
(1) The child and the child's parents, guardian, or other custodian were informed of their constitutional and legal rights, including being represented by an attorney at every stage of the proceedings if a petition is filed;
(2) The facts are admitted and establish prima facie jurisdiction; and
(3) Written consent is obtained from the child's parents, guardian, or custodian and from the child if the child is of sufficient age and understanding. Efforts to effect informal adjustment or informal action may extend no longer than four months from the date of the consent.
The state's attorney may include in the referral to a court-approved juvenile diversion program a requirement that restitution as defined in subdivision 23A-28-2(4) be imposed as a condition of the diversion program.
Source: SL 1985, ch 213, § 2; SL 1991, ch 217, § 13B; SDCL Supp, § 26-8-1.2; SL 2008, ch 134, § 1; SL 2015, ch 152, § 2; SL 2016, ch 146, § 6, eff. Mar. 25, 2016; SL 2017, ch 115, § 2, eff. Mar. 13, 2017.
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