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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 37 Juveniles

Chapter 1 Juvenile Courts and Proceedings

Part 1 General Provisions

37-1-141. Residence change - Transfer of jurisdiction to another state.

(a) If the court finds that a child who has been adjudged to have committed a delinquent act or to be unruly or dependent or neglected is or is about to become a resident of another state, the court may defer a hearing on need for the treatment or rehabilitation and disposition and request, by any appropriate means, the juvenile court of the county 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 juvenile 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 the child's 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 the child's custody. It also shall provide that court with certified copies of the order adjudging the child to be a delinquent, unruly or dependent or neglected 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), the jurisdiction of the court of this state over the child is terminated.

Acts 1970, ch. 600, § 40; T.C.A., § 37-240.

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