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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 052 : Delinquency Proceedings

Subchapter 003 : Children in Custody

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 5251)
  • § 5251. Taking into custody

    A child may be taken into custody by an officer:

    (1) pursuant to the laws of arrest of this State;

    (2) pursuant to an order of the court under the provisions of this chapter and chapters 51 and 53 of this title; or

    (3) when the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the child has committed a delinquent act, and that the child’s immediate welfare or the protection of the community, or both, require the child’s removal from the child’s current home. (Added 2007, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.)