§ 211.011 Purpose of law — how construed.
§ 211.021 Definitions
§ 211.021 v2 Definitions
§ 211.023 Juvenile court commissioner, appointment, where, term, compensation
§ 211.025 Judge may direct any case be heard by commissioner (counties of the first ..
§ 211.027 Findings of commissioner, how submitted — notice of right to file motion …
§ 211.029 Rehearing, motion filed when — judge may sustain or deny — commissioner’s …
§ 211.031 Juvenile court to have exclusive jurisdiction, when — exceptions — home …
§ 211.031 v2 Juvenile court to have exclusive jurisdiction, when — exceptions — home …
§ 211.032 Child abuse and neglect hearings, when held, procedure — supreme court …
§ 211.032 v2 Child abuse and neglect hearings, when held, procedure — supreme court …
§ 211.033 Detention for violation of traffic ordinances — no civil or criminal …
§ 211.033 v2 Detention for violation of traffic ordinances — no civil or criminal …
§ 211.034 Extension of juvenile court jurisdiction permitted, when — procedure — …
§ 211.036 Custody of released youth may be returned to children’s division, when — …
§ 211.037 Nonoffending parent, child returned to custody of, when
§ 211.038 Children not to be reunited with parents or placed in a home, when — …
§ 211.041 Continuing jurisdiction over child, exception, eighteen-year-old violating ..
§ 211.041 v2 Continuing jurisdiction over child, exception, seventeen-year-old violating ..
§ 211.051 Jurisdiction as to custody of child not exclusive
§ 211.059 Rights of child when taken into custody (Miranda warning) — rights of child …
§ 211.061 Arrested child taken before juvenile court — transfer of prosecution to …
§ 211.061 v2 Arrested child taken before juvenile court — transfer of prosecution to …
§ 211.063 Secure detention, limitations — probable cause hearing required, when — …
§ 211.068 Copy of motion for certification as adult to be provided to prosecuting ..
§ 211.069 Citation of law
§ 211.071 Certification of juvenile for trial as adult — procedure — mandatory …
§ 211.071 v2 Certification of juvenile for trial as adult — procedure — mandatory …
§ 211.073 Transfer to court of general jurisdiction, dual jurisdiction of both ..
§ 211.073 v2 Transfer to court of general jurisdiction, dual jurisdiction of both ..
§ 211.081 Preliminary inquiry as to institution of proceedings — approval of division …
§ 211.081 v2 Preliminary inquiry as to institution of proceedings — approval of division …
§ 211.083 Informal adjustments — court may allow restitution or community service — …
§ 211.085 Court may order work in restitution for child — child not an employee.
§ 211.091 Petition in juvenile court — contents — dismissal, juvenile officer to …
§ 211.091 v2 Petition in juvenile court — contents — dismissal, juvenile officer to …
§ 211.093 Orders or judgment of juvenile court to have precedence over certain other ..
§ 211.101 Issuance of summons — notice — temporary custody of child — subpoenas.
§ 211.101 v2 Issuance of summons — notice — temporary custody of child — subpoenas.
§ 211.111 Summons, how served
§ 211.121 Failure to respond to summons, contempt — warrant for custodian of child.
§ 211.131 Taking child into custody, effect — notice to parents — jurisdiction …
§ 211.132 Parent, guardian may be made party to proceeding
§ 211.134 Court may require participation by parent or guardian, purpose — court may …
§ 211.141 Child returned to parent, when, conditions — detention on order of court — …
§ 211.151 Places of detention — photographing and fingerprinting, restrictions.
§ 211.156 Care and detention of certain children by county, contribution by state, when
§ 211.161 Court may require physical or mental examination — costs paid by county.
§ 211.161 v2 Court may require physical or mental examination — costs paid by county.
§ 211.171 Hearing procedure — notification of current foster parents, preadoptive …
§ 211.177 Grandparent’s right to intervene in action, restrictions, termination
§ 211.180 Family preservation screenings, conducted when, results
§ 211.181 Order for disposition or treatment of child — suspension of order and …
§ 211.181 v2 Order for disposition or treatment of child — suspension of order and …
§ 211.183 Order to include determination of efforts of division — definition of …
§ 211.185 Court may order parents and child to make restitution, when, amount — …
§ 211.188 Court may order work for restitution — not an employee.
§ 211.201 Commitment of children to department of mental health, duration — …
§ 211.202 Mentally disordered children, evaluation — disposition — review by court.
§ 211.203 Developmentally disabled children, evaluation — disposition — review by court.
§ 211.206 Duties of department of mental health — discharge by department — notice — …
§ 211.207 Youth services division may request evaluation — procedure after evaluation …
§ 211.211 Right to counsel or guardian ad litem — counsel appointed, when — waiver.
§ 211.221 Religion considered in placing child
§ 211.231 Indeterminate commitments, exception — exchange of information by court and …
§ 211.241 Court orders to parents for support of children, procedure — county to …
§ 211.251 Modification of court orders
§ 211.261 Appeals
§ 211.271 Court orders not to affect civil rights — not evidence, exception.
§ 211.281 Costs how adjudged, collected
§ 211.291 Juvenile courtroom in counties of first and second class — any judge of …
§ 211.301 Juvenile court held in chambers or other room in counties of third and ..
§ 211.311 Clerk of circuit court to act for juvenile court
§ 211.319 Juvenile court records and proceedings, abuse and neglect cases, procedure
§ 211.321 Juvenile court records, confidentiality, exceptions — records of peace …
§ 211.321 v2 Juvenile court records, confidentiality, exceptions — records of peace …
§ 211.322 Reports on delinquency and prevention by court on request by division of ..
§ 211.326 State courts administrator — valuation of services, development of …
§ 211.327 Data to be provided to state courts administrator — orientation training, …
§ 211.331 Detention facilities, superintendent, appointment, compensation — …
§ 211.332 Detention facilities not required to be provided by certain second class ..
§ 211.341 Detention facilities, how provided — government (third and fourth class …
§ 211.343 Detention facilities, standards and rules for operation
§ 211.351 Juvenile officers, appointment — costs paid, how — grievance review …
§ 211.355 Missouri state juvenile justice advisory board, members, report
§ 211.361 Qualifications of juvenile officer, how determined — effect on persons now …
§ 211.381 Compensation of juvenile court personnel — expenses — salary adjustments.
§ 211.382 Professionals retained by juvenile court, when
§ 211.393 Definitions — compensation of juvenile officers, apportionment — state to …
§ 211.394 Juvenile court personnel compensation not limited by state contribution — …
§ 211.401 Duties of juvenile officers — may make arrests — cooperation.
§ 211.411 Law enforcement officials to assist and cooperate with juvenile officers
§ 211.421 Endangering the welfare of a child or interfering with orders of court
§ 211.421 v2 Endangering the welfare of a child or interfering with orders of court
§ 211.425 Registration of juvenile sex offenders, when — agencies required to …
§ 211.425 v2 Registration of juvenile sex offenders, when — agencies required to …
§ 211.431 Violation of law, class A misdemeanor
§ 211.431 v2 Violation of law, class A misdemeanor
§ 211.435 Juvenile justice preservation fund — surcharge on traffic violations.
§ 211.438 Contingency – expansion of services to eighteen years of age not effective ..
§ 211.439 Effective date
§ 211.442 Definitions
§ 211.443 Construction of sections 211.442 to 211.487
§ 211.444 Termination of parental rights, when
§ 211.447 Juvenile officer preliminary inquiry, when — petition to terminate parental …
§ 211.452 Petition for termination, when filed — contents — joinder of cases of more …
§ 211.453 Service of summons, how made — when required — waiver of summons.
§ 211.455 Procedure after filing of petition — determination of service — extension …
§ 211.459 Dispositional hearing, when held — procedure — immunity for certain persons …
§ 211.462 Appointment of guardian ad litem, when — rights of parent or guardian — …
§ 211.464 Foster parent and others may present evidence, when — notice and …
§ 211.477 Order of termination, when issued — transfer of legal custody, to whom — …
§ 211.487 Application of sections 211.442 to 211.487 — what law to govern.
§ 211.490 Child placed in residential group facility, eligibility for medical ..
§ 211.500 Establishment of regional juvenile detention districts, when

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 211

  • Adult: means a person eighteen years of age or older. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Child: means any person under eighteen years of age. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Group home: a child care facility which approximates a family setting, provides access to community activities and resources, and provides care to no more than twelve children. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardianship: if used in a section in a context relating to rights and obligations other than property rights or obligations, means guardian of the person as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Incompetent: if used in a section in a context relating to actual occupational ability without reference to a court adjudication of incompetency, means the actual ability of a person to perform in that occupation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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.
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division or divisions of the circuit court of the county, or judges while hearing juvenile cases assigned to them. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal custody: means the right to the care, custody and control of a child and the duty to provide food, clothing, shelter, ordinary medical care, education, treatment and discipline of a child. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • parent: means the mother. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Shelter care: means the temporary care of juveniles in physically unrestricting facilities pending final court disposition. See Missouri Laws 211.021
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Ward: if used in a section in a context relating to the property rights and obligations of a person, means a protectee as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020