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Extend Court Jurisdiction For Vulnerable Youth

Concerning expanding the jurisdiction of the courts for certain vulnerable youth.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Juvenile court jurisdiction for guardianship and parental responsibilities proceedings - findings supporting federal special immigrant juvenile classification. The act extends the jurisdiction of the court for guardianship proceedings and proceedings concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities for certain unmarried youth under 21 years of age who meet the requirements for such orders, as well as criteria specified in the act, and for whom findings are sought from the court that may support an application for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law. The act clarifies that juvenile courts exercising jurisdiction for certain purposes may also enter findings establishing eligibility for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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