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Criminal Resource Manual 150 Certification Form

150

Certification form

                IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT            FOR THE ___________ DISTRICT OF ___________                      _____________ DIVISION  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA           *  UNDER SEAL                                    * v.                                 *  NO.                                    * [A.B.C., Male Juvenile             * (INSERT JUVENILE'S INITIALS OR     * OTHER NON-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION] *               CERTIFICATION TO PROCEED UNDER THE         JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT,                 18 U.S.C. § 5031 ET SEQ.       COMES NOW, the United States Attorney for the __________ District of ________, after investigation of the matters described herein, and with the delegation of the Attorney General of the United States and pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 5032, certifies to this Court as follows:       1.  This certification is made pursuant to the requirements under Title 18, United States Code, Section 5032 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 5031-42), hereafter referred to as "the Act."  [Insert juvenile's initials, etc.], Defendant herein, has been charged by the United States with violating __________________________________________, which are classified as felony crimes of violence or offenses described in Title 21, United States Code, Section 841 [or other enumerated offenses as applicable].       2.  Defendant is a "juvenile" as that term is defined in the Act, in that he has not yet attained the age of twenty-one, and is accused of committing acts of juvenile delinquency under Title 18, United States Code, Section 5032, as described in paragraph 1 herein.       3.  There is substantial Federal interest in the case, or the offense(s), to warrant the exercise of federal jurisdiction due to __________________________________________.       4.  [and, if applicable:] Furthermore, [the State of _________ does not have available programs and services adequate for the needs of juveniles, or] the juvenile court or other appropriate state court does not have jurisdiction or refuses to assume jurisdiction over Defendant with respect to said alleged acts of juvenile delinquency.       5.  The United States Attorney, in filing this Certification, acts in delegation of authority of the Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 5032; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 0.57; and, by Memorandum of the Assistant Attorney General which is attached to this Certification as Attachment A and made a part hereof for all purposes.       WHEREFORE, the United States Attorney now certifies to this Court that jurisdiction over the defendant as a juvenile committing acts of juvenile delinquency is proper in this Court in accordance with Title 18, United States Code, Section 5032.   Respectfully submitted,  _____________________________ UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

[updated April 2003] [cited in USAM 9-8.110]

Updated February 19, 2015