juvenile case transfers

Juvenile Dependency

Transfer-in matters are heard everyday (if there are any) on the regular court calendar at 9:00 a.m. in Department 406 or Department 425.
 
Unified Family Court Civic Center Courthouse –Family Law & Dependency
400 McAllister St., Room 402
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 551-3900
 
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday, excluding Court holidays
 

juvenile deliNquency

Transfer-in matters are heard everyday (if there are any) on the regular court calendar at 9:00 a.m. in Department 3 or Department 4.
 
Juvenile Justice Center -- Delinquency
375 Woodside Ave., Room 101
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 682-5100
 
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday, excluding Court holidays
 

San Francisco Transfer-In Instructions:

To obtain a hearing date and time please email the Juvenile Dependency Transfer-In unit at [email protected] with the following information:

 

Subject Line: Transfer-In from [enter county]-in-custody or Transfer-In from [enter county]-not in-custody

 

Content of Email:

Please include the Minor’s Name, Date of Birth, Custody Status, the current Social Worker’s name and telephone number, Parent(s) name(s), and status of  the case in the dependency timeline.

 

Transfer-In hearings in San Francisco will be set within:

  • 5 court days of the transfer-out order if the child is in custody
  • 10 court days of the transfer-out order if the child is out of custody

References:

California Rule of Court, Rule 5.612. Transfer-in hearing

(a) Procedure on transfer (§§ 378, 753)

On receipt and filing of a certified copy of a transfer order, the receiving court must accept jurisdiction of the case. The receiving court may not reject the case. The clerk of the receiving court must confirm the transfer-in hearing date scheduled by the sending court and ensure that date is on the receiving court's calendar. The receiving court must notify the transferring court on receipt and filing of the certified copies of the transfer order and complete case file.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2017; repealed and adopted effective January 1, 1990; previously amended effective January 1, 1992, July 1, 1999, January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2007.)

(b) Conduct of hearing

At the transfer-in hearing, the court must:

(1)  Advise the child and the parent or guardian of the purpose and scope of the hearing;

(2)  Provide for the appointment of counsel if appropriate; and

(3)  If the child was transferred to the county in custody, determine whether the child must be further detained under rule 5.667.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2004.)

(c) Subsequent proceedings

The proceedings in the receiving court must commence at the same phase as when the case was transferred. The court may continue the hearing for an investigation and report to a date not to exceed 10 court days if the child is in custody or 15 court days if the child is not detained in custody.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2004; previously amended effective July 1, 1999.)

(d) Limitation on more restrictive custody (§§ 387, 777)

If a disposition order has already been made in the transferring county, a more restrictive level of physical custody may not be ordered in the receiving county, except after a hearing on a supplemental petition under rule 5.565.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2004.)

(e) Setting six-month review (§ 366)

When an order of transfer is received and filed relating to a child who has been declared a dependent, the court must set a date for a six-month review within six months of the disposition or the most recent review hearing.

(Subd (e) amended effective January 1, 2004.)

(f) Change of circumstances or additional facts (§§ 388, 778)

If the receiving court believes that a change of circumstances or additional facts indicate that the child does not reside in the receiving county, a transfer-out hearing must be held under rules 5.610 and 5.570. The court may direct the department of social services or the probation department to seek a modification of orders under section 388 or 778 and under rule 5.570.

(Subd (f) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted effective January 1, 1992; previously amended effective July 1, 1999, and January 1, 2004.)

Rule 5.612 amended effective January 1, 2017; adopted as rule 1426 effective January 1, 1990; previously amended effective January 1, 1992, July 1, 1999, and January 1, 2004; previously amended and renumbered as rule 5.612 effective January 1, 2007.