(a) The petition and all subsequent court documents in any proceedings brought under paragraph (a)(l), (a)(2), or (a)(3) of 45.0115 shall be entitled “The People of the Territory of American Samoa in the Interest of. ……………. , a child (or children), and Concerning ……………..Respondent”. The petition shall be verified, and the statements in the petition may be made upon information and belief.
(b) The petition sets forth plainly the facts which bring the child within the court’s jurisdiction. If the petition alleges that the child is delinquent, it cites the law which the child is alleged to have violated. The petition also states the name, age, and residence of the child and the names and residences of his parents, guardian, or other legal custodian or of his nearest known relative if no parent, guardian, or other legal custodian is known.History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.
Research Guide: CRS 19-3-102.