Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Featured Case - Establishing jurisdiction in habitual truancy cases

Juvenile and family courts get subject matter jurisdiction to hear complaints of habitual truancy by a complaint which complies with the requirements of KRS 630.069(2) and by the school performing an adequate assessment of the child prior to bringing the complaint.  If these requirements are not met, the courts have no jurisdiction and the court designated worker should not even receive the complaint.  N.K. v. Commonwealth, 2010 WL 4026085, Court of Appeals, decided 10/15/2010


Contributed by Glenn McClister