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Legal Statutes: District of Columbia

UPDATED April 11, 2017

District of Columbia Statutes

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Subchapter I. Interfamily Proceedings Generally.

back to top§ 16-1006. Jurisdiction.

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.
(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.)