Sections
Part I Establishment; Personnel 571-1 – 571-8.5
Part II Jurisdiction 571-11 – 571-14
Part III Initiation of Cases 571-21 – 571-24
Part IV Custody, Detention, and Shelter 571-31 – 571-34
Part V Procedure and Decree 571-41 – 571-57
Part VI Termination of Parental Rights 571-61 – 571-63
Part VII Juvenile Crime Prevention Bureau 571-71 – 571-74
Part VIII General Provisions 571-81 – 571-89
Part IX Military Development Provisions 571-92 – 571-97

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 571

  • Administrative monitoring: means a legal status of a child adjudicated for a status offense or a law violation who is not placed on legal status, but is ordered by the court to complete a discrete, small number of conditions within a short time period, and without regular court appearances. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Adult: means a person eighteen years of age or older. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Board: means the board of family court judges. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Case plan: means a plan designed to ensure that a child on probation receives services and programming to achieve rehabilitation, proper care, and case management. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1
  • Coordinated services: means treatment, education, care, services, and other resources provided by one or more distinct state or local agencies in a coordinated manner for a child who is involved with two or more youth-serving agencies. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • Court: means one of the family courts as herein established. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1
  • Detention: means the temporary care of children who require custody in physically secure facilities:

         (1)  For their immediate welfare;

         (2)  For the protection of the community;

         (3)  While awaiting transfer to another jurisdiction; or

         (4)  Because of violation of a family court order of probation or protective supervision. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2

  • Director: means the director of health or the director's authorized agent. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1
  • Electronic communication: means communication that is facilitated by any wired or wireless technology via the Internet or any other electronic media, including but not limited to communication by telephone, electronic mail, instant messaging, video conferencing, and web camera. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Family violence: means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household member, but does not include acts of self-defense:

         (1)  Attempting to cause or causing physical harm to another family or household member;

         (2)  Placing a family or household member in fear of physical harm; or

         (3)  Causing a family or household member to engage involuntarily in sexual activity by force, threat of force, or duress. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2

  • Federal Act: means the Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 93-523, as amended by the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986, Public Law 99-339, and the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-182. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1
  • Home visit: means an announced or unannounced visit to a child's place of residence, conducted by the child's probation officer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • immediate welfare: means :

         (1)  The minor is in physical, emotional, or psychological danger, or may be prior to the court's disposition;

         (2)  No parent or other responsible adult known to the decision-maker is willing and able to provide the type and degree of supervision necessary to protect the minor from that danger;

         (3)  No other secure facility is appropriate and available. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-31.1

  • Informal adjustment: means the effort by intake officers, the courts, or others to provide a child referred to them or brought before them, and where appropriate that child's family, opportunity and aid before and in lieu of formally processing the child under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Interdepartmental cluster: means the regular coordination of several agencies, directed by the judiciary, to more efficiently provide services for high-need, court-involved children. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Judge: means judge of the family court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Legal custody: means the relationship created by the court's decree which imposes on the custodian the responsibility of physical possession of the minor and the duty to protect, train, and discipline the minor and to provide the minor with food, shelter, education, and ordinary medical care, all subject to residual parental rights and responsibilities and the rights and responsibilities of any legally appointed guardian of the person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Meaningful contact: means parent and child interactions, activities, and experiences, performed together, which nurture the parent-child attachment and relationship, while contributing to the child's development in a positive and effective manner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen years of age. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-15
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-16
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, company, association, partnership, county, city and county, state, or federal agency. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1
  • Primary drinking water regulation: means a regulation or rule which:

         (1)  Applies to public water systems;

         (2)  Specifies contaminants which, in the judgment of the director, may have any adverse effect on the health of persons;

         (3)  Specifies for each contaminant either:

              (A)  A maximum contaminant level if, in the judgment of the director, it is economically and technologically feasible to ascertain the level of such contaminant in public water systems; or

              (B)  If, in the judgment of the director, it is not economically or technologically feasible to ascertain the contaminant level[,] each treatment technique known to the director which leads to a reduction in the level of such contaminant sufficient to satisfy the requirements of section 340E-2; and

         (4)  Contains criteria and procedures to assure a supply of drinking water which dependably complies with such maximum contaminant levels, including accepted methods for quality control and testing procedures to insure compliance with such levels and proper operation and maintenance of the system, and requirements as to:

              (A)  The minimum quality of water which may be taken into the system; and

              (B)  Siting for new facilities for public water systems. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1

  • Probation: means a legal status created by court order following adjudication in a case involving a violation of law whereby a minor is permitted to remain in the minor's home or in a community residential or nonresidential program subject to supervision by the court or an agency designated by the court and subject to return to the court for violation of probation at any time during the period of probation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • protection of the community: means there is a threat to, and a necessity to protect, the person or property of others from:

         (1)  A minor who is alleged to have committed an offense which caused physical harm, or a threat of physical harm, to another person; or

         (2)  A minor who is alleged to have committed an offense which caused damage to, or theft of, property; and

              (A)  The minor's record reveals a pattern of behavior which has caused damage to, or loss of, property; and

              (B)  Previous control measures have failed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-31.1

  • Protective supervision: means a legal status created by court order in proceedings not involving violations of law but where the legal custody of the minor is subject to change, whereby the minor is permitted to remain in the minor's home or in a community residential or nonresidential program under the supervision of the court or an agency designated by the court and subject to return to the court during the period of protective supervision. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Public water system: means a system which provides water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances if the system has at least fifteen service connections or regularly serves at least twenty-five individuals. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1
  • Risk and needs assessment: means a determination, based on an actuarial tool validated on Hawaii's juvenile justice system-involved population, of specific factors that predict a child's likelihood of recidivating and criminogenic factors that, when properly addressed, can reduce the likelihood of recidivating. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Senior judge: means the judge so designated, as provided in this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Shelter: means the temporary care of children in physically unrestricting facilities pending court disposition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Statewide cluster: means the statewide juvenile justice interdepartmental cluster as established under section 571-86. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Status offender: means any child coming within the family court's jurisdiction under section 571-11(2)(B), (C), or (D). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
  • Supplier of water: means any person who owns or operates a public water system. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 340E-1