PROPER VENUE BASED ON CHILD'S TOWN OF RESIDENCE
The general rule is that juvenile cases are heard in the juvenile court that serves the child's town of residence. There are two exceptions to this rule:
- Children that temporarily placed by the court or DCF in shelter, group home, foster home or some other residential facility will have their cases heard in the juvenile court that serves their primary residence or the court from which they were placed. You should check with the child's guardian, custodian, DCF or the court to determine the child's status.
- A child that resides outside of the State of Connecticut that is charged with an offense that occurred in this state, should be referred to the juvenile court that serves the town where the offense occurred.
Click here for a list of the days of the week that the juvenile courts hear delinquency cases.
Click on town of residence to see the appropriate juvenile court location and the day of the week to put on the Summons.