Cal. Welf. and Inst. Code § 332

Current through 2020 Legislative Session
Section 332 - Requirements of petition

A petition to commence proceedings in the juvenile court to declare a child a dependent child of the court shall be verified and shall contain all of the following:

(a) The name of the court to which it is addressed.
(b) The title of the proceeding.
(c) The code section and the subdivision under which the proceedings are instituted. If it is alleged that the child is a person described by subdivision (e) of Section 300, the petition shall include an allegation pursuant to that section.
(d) The name, age, and address, if any, of the child upon whose behalf the petition is brought. If it is known or there is reason to know the child is an Indian child, the petition shall also include the last known address of the child.
(e) The names and residence addresses, if known to the petitioner, of all parents, any guardian of the child, and any Indian custodian. If there is no parent, guardian, or Indian custodian residing within the state, or if his or her place of residence is not known to the petitioner, the petition shall also contain the name and residence address, if known, of any adult relative residing within the county, or, if there is none, the adult relative residing nearest to the location of the court. If it is known to the petitioner that one of the parents is a victim of domestic violence and that parent is currently living separately from the batterer-parent, the address of the victim-parent shall remain confidential.
(f) A concise statement of facts, separately stated, to support the conclusion that the child upon whose behalf the petition is being brought is a person within the definition of each of the sections and subdivisions under which the proceedings are being instituted.
(g) The fact that the child upon whose behalf the petition is brought is detained in custody or is not detained in custody, and if he or she is detained in custody, the date and the precise time the child was taken into custody.
(h) A notice to the father, mother, spouse, or other person liable for support of the child, of all of the following:
(1) Section 903 makes that person, the estate of that person, and the estate of the child, liable for the cost of the care, support, and maintenance of the child in any county institution or any other place in which the child is placed, detained, or committed pursuant to an order of the juvenile court;
(2) Section 903.1 makes that person, the estate of that person, and the estate of the child, liable for the cost to the county of legal services rendered to the child or the parent by a private attorney or a public defender appointed pursuant to the order of the juvenile court;
(3) Section 903.2 makes that person, the estate of that person, and the estate of the child, liable for the cost to the county of the supervision of the child by the social worker pursuant to the order of the juvenile court; and
(4) the liabilities established by these sections are joint and several.

Ca. Welf. and Inst. Code § 332

Amended by Stats 2018 ch 833 (AB 3176),s 24, eff. 1/1/2019.

Amended by Stats 2017 ch 678 (SB 190),s 6, eff. 1/1/2018.