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      CHC 307     



Art. 307.  Juvenile jurisdiction over adults in proceedings involving the care, custody, or control of a child

A.  A court exercising juvenile jurisdiction shall have exclusive original jurisdiction over adult parties in the following cases involving the care, custody or control of a child:

(1)  Child in need of care proceedings pursuant to Title VI.

(2)  Families in need of services proceedings pursuant to Title VII.

(3)  Involuntary termination of parental rights proceedings pursuant to Title X.

(4)  Voluntary termination of parental rights proceedings pursuant to Title XI.

(5)  Adoption proceedings pursuant to Title XII.

(6)  Special proceedings pursuant to Title XV.

B.  In aid of its jurisdiction over children, a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction shall also have jurisdiction over any natural person who is a parent or caretaker of the child or other adult lawfully before it to secure his full cooperation and assistance in the entire rehabilitative program prescribed by the court for the child, including conditions or incidents of probation, supervision, protection, custody, or release on parole in:

(1)  Delinquency proceedings pursuant to Title VIII.

(2)  Traffic violation proceedings pursuant to Title IX.

(3)  Mental health proceedings pursuant to Title XIV.

(4)  Any special proceeding authorized by Title XV.

(5)  Any proceeding necessary to implement the provisions of interstate compacts affecting children pursuant to Title XVI.

C.  Nothing in this Article shall be construed to deprive other courts of jurisdiction over domestic abuse assistance proceedings brought pursuant to R.S. 46:2131 et seq.  or over contempt proceedings.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992.

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