Chapter 1 Reports of Missing Children
Chapter 2 Investigation of Reports of Missing Children
Chapter 3 Homeless Children

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 36 - Juvenile Law: Missing Children

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • services or items: includes food, clothing, personal hygiene products, health care, and counseling. See Indiana Code 31-36-3-1
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5