In the Matter of K.C., 226 N.C. App. 452 (2013)

Dismissed in part
Remanded in part
Affirmed in Part
Vacated in Part

The court remanded the disposition order in a simple assault case for additional findings of fact, holding that the trial court’s findings were insufficient to show that it considered all of the factors listed in G.S. 7B-2501(c). The court said, assuming arguendo, that the trial court’s characterization of the offense as “minor” and its statements that the juvenile needs to learn the significance and consequences of victimizing people addressed the first two G.S. 7B-2501(c) factors, the record fails to show the trial court considered the last three factors (i.e., importance of protecting the public safety, juvenile’s degree of culpability, and the juvenile’s rehabilitative and treatment needs based on a risk and needs assessment).

Disposition Order
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