On June 13, 2022, the Colorado Supreme Court issued an opinion in this Rule 21 case. The question in this case involved whether a juvenile court had jurisdiction to enter an order requiring visitation between a child, who is the subject of a dependency and neglect case, and his/her siblings, who were not included in the petition or adjudicated dependent and neglected. In its ruling, the Court determined that neither the Colorado Children’s Code nor the Foster Youth Siblings Bill of Rights granted the juvenile court personal jurisdiction over the un-adjudicated siblings. Additionally, the Court found that neither the court’s subject matter jurisdiction over the proceeding, nor the court’s personal jurisdiction over the parents, extended so far as allow the court to issue an order requiring the parents to bring the un-adjudicated children to visitation.

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