A court, on its own motion or on the motion of a party made at any time prior to disposition, may transfer a proceeding to the court of the county where a youth resides if:
The proceeding was initiated in a court of a county other than the county where the youth resides;
The residence of the youth changes during the proceeding; or
The youth has been adjudicated to be within the jurisdiction of the court under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction) (1), and other proceedings involving the youth are pending in the county of the youth’s residence.
The clerk of a court transferring a proceeding under this section shall notify the court to which the proceeding is transferred.
Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, if a youth has no ascertainable residence in any county in this state, the court of the county wherein a proceeding is initiated may adjudicate any petition under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction) (1). [1993 c.33 §153; 1995 c.422 §73c; 2017 c.252 §21]