210.568.  Juvenile offender regimented discipline program, certain counties — commitments, manner — vote required to establish program, ballot. — 1.  In a county of the first classification with a population of at least two hundred thousand that adjoins no other counties of the first classification, the governing body of the county after an affirmative vote pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, may establish within the county a “Juvenile Offender Regimented Discipline Program”, to be known as the “Juvenile Offender Boot Camp of ______ County”.  After establishment of such a program within any county of the first classification, the juvenile court of the circuit may, notwithstanding any provision of chapter 211, commit any person to such program for a duration to be determined by the court, but not to exceed the time which the juvenile court retains jurisdiction over such person.  Commitments to the program shall be reserved for persons subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court who have been adjudicated or found to have committed an act which would constitute a felony if committed by an adult, or persons subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court who, in the determination of the court, would benefit from a commitment to the program.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 210.568

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 2.  No county of the first classification shall establish a regimented discipline program pursuant to this section until the establishment of such a program has been approved by a majority of the voters of the county voting thereon.  The question may be submitted in substantially the following form:

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Shall the county of ______ establish a regimented discipline program, to be known as the “Juvenile Offender Boot Camp of ______ County”, for the treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents?
YES NO

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 3.  If a majority of the voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal submitted pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, the county commission may establish the program.  If a majority of the voters voting thereon are not in favor of the proposal submitted pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, the county commission shall not establish the program and shall not resubmit the question to the voters of the county for a period of at least one year after the date of such election.

 4.  Any regimented discipline program established pursuant to this section may be modeled after the regimented discipline program administered by the department of corrections pursuant to section 217.378.