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(1) Each county department shall designate a change of venue coordinator to facilitate the transfer of jurisdiction of a case between county departments.
(2) Within fifteen days after a court signs an order pursuant to section 19-3-201 granting a change of venue and transferring jurisdiction, the transferring county department shall:
(a) Provide written case information to the designated change of venue coordinator in the receiving county, which information shall include, but need not be limited to, permanency goals, target dates relating to the case, evaluations, a current family services plan, court reports, dates of placement moves, the progress of the child in placement, all Title IV-E eligibility determinations pursuant to the federal “Social Security Act”, as amended, and recommendations for continuing progress in the case;
(b) Update all documentation in the case file, including the record in the state automated system;
(c) Provide information concerning, to the extent known, the physical location of the child's parents, guardians, legal custodians, and relatives; and
(d)(I) Schedule a family engagement meeting involving all parties, county department caseworkers and supervisors, and community providers; or
(II) Conduct a case staffing between county caseworkers and supervisors in the transferring and receiving county departments; or
(III) Submit a written case transfer summary.
(3) Within fifteen days after a court signs an order pursuant to section 19-3-201 granting a change of venue and transferring jurisdiction, the transferring county attorney's office shall forward a complete copy of the case file, excluding any confidential attorney-client communications, to the county attorney's office in the receiving county.
(4) The state department shall promulgate, in accordance with the “State Administrative Procedure Act”, article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., any rules necessary for the effective transfer of case responsibilities between county departments resulting from a change of venue pursuant to section 19-3-201.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 19. Children's Code § 19-3-201.5. Change of venue--county department and county attorney responsibilities--rules - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-19-childrens-code/co-rev-st-sect-19-3-201-5/
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