1.  As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms mean:

 (1)  “Aftercare supervision”, treatment and control of children in the community under the jurisdiction of the division;

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 219.011

  • Board: the state advisory board of youth services. See Missouri Laws 219.011
  • Department: the department of social services. See Missouri Laws 219.011
  • Director: the director of the division of youth services. See Missouri Laws 219.011
  • Division: the division of youth services (DYS). See Missouri Laws 219.011
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Youth: a person under twenty-one years of age committed to the custody of the division of youth services. See Missouri Laws 219.011

 (2)  “Board”, the state advisory board of youth services;

 (3)  “Child”, a person under eighteen years of age;

 (4)  “Commit”, to transfer legal and physical custody;

 (5)  “Community based treatment”, a treatment program which is locally or regionally based;

 (6)  “Department”, the department of social services;

 (7)  “Director”, the director of the division of youth services;

 (8)  “Division”, the division of youth services (DYS);

 (9)  “Youth”, a person under twenty-one years of age committed to the custody of the division of youth services.

 2.  When consistent with the intent of this chapter, the singular includes the plural, the plural the singular and the masculine the feminine.