45.0502 Juvenile probation officers-Powers and duties.

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(a) Juvenile probation officers appointed under the provisions of this chapter make investigations and keep written records as the Court may direct.

(b) When any child is placed on probation, the juvenile probation officer gives the child and his parents or guardian a written statement of the terms and conditions of his probation and explains fully those terms and conditions to him, unless the statement has been given him and explanation made by the Court under 45.0363.

(c) (1) Each juvenile probation officer keeps himself informed as to the condition and conduct of each child placed under his supervision and reports on them to the Court as it may direct.

(2) He uses all suitable methods including counseling to aid each child under his supervision and performs any other duties in connection with the care and custody of children as the Court may direct.

(3) He keeps complete records of all work done as well as complete accounts of all money collected by the Court from those under supervision.

(d) Juvenile probation officers, for the purpose of performing their duties, have all the powers of law enforcement officers.

(e) (1) When a juvenile probation counselor learns that a child under his supervision has changed, temporarily or permanently, his residence to another State or Territory, he immediately notifies the Court.

(2) If, after the notification, the Court determines that it is in the best interests of the child to transfer jurisdiction to the Court of the State or Territory in which the child resides or is to reside, the Court immediately notifies the receiving Court and enters an order transferring jurisdiction to that Court. The Court transferring jurisdiction under this paragraph transmits all documents, including legal and social records, or certified copies of them, to the receiving Court, together with the order transferring jurisdiction. If the receiving Court accepts jurisdiction over the child, the receiving Court may proceed with the case as if the petition has been originally filed in that Court.

History: 1980, PL, 16-71 § 1.

Case Notes:

Voluntary relinquishment requires presence of natural parents. Involuntary relinquishment not to be used to avoid bringing natural parents into court. Three Minor Children, 3

ASR2d 4(1986).

Research Guide: CRS 19-5-102.