2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 1 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
PART 9 - INTERSTATE PROCEEDINGS
§ 15-11-87 - Disposition of nonresident child
. Disposition of nonresident child
(a) If the court finds that a child who has been adjudged to have committed a delinquent act or to be unruly or deprived is or is about to become a resident of another state which has adopted the Uniform Juvenile Court Act or a substantially similar act which includes provisions corresponding to this Code section and Code Section 15-11-88
, the court may defer the hearing on the need for treatment or rehabilitation and disposition and may request by any appropriate means the juvenile court of the child's residence or prospective residence to accept jurisdiction of the child.
(b) If the child becomes a resident of another state while on probation or under protective supervision under order of a court of this state, the court may request the juvenile court of the county of the state in which the child has become a resident to accept jurisdiction of the child and to continue his or her probation or protective supervision.
(c) Upon receipt and filing of an acceptance, the court of this state shall transfer custody of the child to the accepting court and cause the child to be delivered to the person designated by that court to receive custody of the child. It also shall provide that court with certified copies of the order adjudging the child to be a delinquent, unruly, or deprived child, of the order of transfer, and, if the child is on probation or under protective supervision under order of the court, of the order of disposition. It also shall provide that court with a statement of the facts found by the court of this state and any recommendations and other information it considers of assistance to the accepting court in making a disposition of the case or in supervising the child on probation or otherwise.
(d) Upon compliance with subsection (c) of this Code section the jurisdiction of the court of this state over the child is terminated.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer