In the Matter of Z.T.W., 238 N.C. App. 365 (2014)


The trial court did not err by ordering, under G.S. 7B-1903(c), that the juvenile be held in secure custody pending his transfer to an out of home placement. (1) G.S. 7B-1906(g), which requires a written order with appropriate findings of fact regarding the evidence relied upon and the purposes for continued custody, applies to secure custody following an initial accusation of delinquency, rather than when the trial court orders secure custody pending disposition or pending an out of home placement under G.S. 7B-1903(c). (2) There was ample justification for the court’s decision to place the juvenile in secure custody pending his out of home placement, including the juvenile court counselor’s recommendation, which was based on the juvenile’s school suspensions, anger-related difficulties, and disobedience at home, as well as the testimony of the juvenile, the juvenile’s mother, and a school resource officer.

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