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The DC Code: § 16-1006 Jurisdiction.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

A petitioner may file a petition for protection under this subchapter if:

1
The petitioner resides, lives, works, or attends school in the District of Columbia:
2
The petitioner is under the legal custody of a District government agency; or
3
The underlying offense occurred in the District of Columbia.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1006. 1973 Ed., § 16-1006. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-368 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "The Family Division may dismiss a petition if the matter is not appropriate for disposition in the Family Division." Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-144, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-1001. For Law 17-368, see notes following § 16-801. DC CODE § 16-1006 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 548, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 131(a); Sept. 14, 1982, D.C. Law 4-144, § 7, 29 DCR 3131; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-368, § 3(b)(4), 56 DCR 1338.)