Rule 94. Summons
(a) Issuance. If it appears upon the complaint that there is probable
cause to believe that a child is within the jurisdiction of the juvenile and
domestic relations division of the court, a summons shall issue to the child
and his or her parents or guardians or person standing in loco parentis.
(b) Form. The summons shall set forth the name of the child and the name
of the parents, guardian or custodian of the child and shall contain a brief
statement of the facts which are alleged in the complaint to bring the child
within the jurisdiction of the court. It shall command the child and his
parents, guardian, or custodian to appear before the court at a stated time and
place, or to deliver the child to the place of detention designated therein. It
shall be signed by the judge, or, if authorized by him, by the clerk of the
(c) Service and return.
(1) By whom. The summons shall be executed by any peace officer or
other person, or in any other manner authorized by law.
(2) Territorial limits. The summons may be served at any place
within the territory.
(3) Service. The summons shall be served by delivering a copy to
the parents or either of them, guardian or custodian of the child, or by
leaving it at their place of abode with some person of the family over the age
of 14 years, residing therein, or by mailing it to the last known address.
(4) Return. On or before the return date, a person to whom a
summons was delivered for service shall make return thereof to the court before
which the summons is returnable.--Amended Oct. 14, 1994, eff. Nov. 16, 1994.
Change of name of juvenile and domestic relations division. Act
Sept. 24, 1983, No. 4855, ' 1, Sess. L. 1983, p. 138, repealed former Chapter
11 of Title 4 of the Virgin Islands Code, which established the juvenile and
domestic relations division, and added a new Chapter 11, relating to the family
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