Superior Court For Juvenile Matters Service of Process
Publication in Newspaper
Department shall file a Motion for Order of Notice and Affidavit of
Diligent Search with the court when the address or identity of a parent to
be served is unknown.
Order of Notice shall contain the
person coordinating Service of Process shall immediately publish the
notice in a newspaper following these procedures:
name of parent being sought
hearing date (from the Order of Notice)
Social Workers name (found at the bottom of the Motion).
It is crucial that
proof of publication is received from the newspaper in a timely manner.
The person coordinating Service of Process shall keep a tickler
system or log and follow up with newspapers that do not send the proof of
publication immediately after the publication date.
an affidavit has not been received from the newspaper before the court
date at which service is to be confirmed, the person who arranged for the
newspaper publication can submit a substitute affidavit outlining the
steps taken to comply with the Order of Publication.
Connecticut Department of Children and Families Effective Date: November 1, 2005 (Revised)