(1)(a) Proceedings in cases brought pursuant to this article 2.5 must be commenced
in the county in which the alleged violation of the law, ordinance, or court order
took place; except that the court may order a change of venue based upon written
findings that a change of venue is necessary to ensure that the juvenile receives
a fair trial, in which case venue must be transferred to an appropriate jurisdiction
prior to the findings of fact. When the court in which the petition was filed is in a county other than where the
juvenile resides, such court may transfer venue to the court of the county of the
juvenile's residence for the purposes of supervision after sentencing and entry of
any order for payment of restitution. A transfer of venue may not be rejected for any reason except where venue would
(b) For purposes of determining proper venue, a juvenile who is placed in the legal
custody of a county department of human or social services is deemed for the entire
period of placement to reside in the county in which the juvenile's legal custodian
is located, even if the juvenile is physically residing in a residential facility
located in another county. If a juvenile is placed in the legal custody of a county department of human or
social services, the court shall not transfer venue during the period of placement
to any county other than the county in which the juvenile's legal custodian is located.
(3) A court transferring venue pursuant to this section shall transmit all documents
and legal social records, or certified copies of such documents, to the receiving
court. The receiving court shall then proceed with the case as if the petition had been
originally filed or the adjudication had been originally made in such court.
(4) Upon transfer of venue, the receiving court shall set a date not more than thirty-five
days following the date upon which the change of venue is ordered for the juvenile
and the juvenile's parent or guardian to appear.
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