Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 13.32A
- Abuse or neglect: means the injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child by any person under circumstances that indicate the child's health, welfare, and safety is harmed, excluding conduct permitted under RCW 9A. See Washington Code 13.32A.030
- Administrator: means the individual who has the daily administrative responsibility of a crisis residential center, or his or her designee. See Washington Code 13.32A.030
- 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.
- At-risk youth: means a juvenile:
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Child in need of services: means a juvenile:
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Child in need of services petition: means a petition filed in juvenile court by a parent, child, or the department seeking adjudication of placement of the child. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed. Crisis residential center: means a secure or semi-secure facility established pursuant to chapter 74. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Custodian: means the person or entity that has the legal right to custody of the child. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 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. Department: means the department of children, youth, and families. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another. Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source: 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. Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts 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: means the person or agency that (a) has been appointed as the guardian of a child in a legal proceeding other than a proceeding under chapter 13. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 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. Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement. Multidisciplinary team: means a group formed to provide assistance and support to a child who is an at-risk youth or a child in need of services and his or her parent. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Out-of-home placement: means a placement in a foster family home or group care facility licensed pursuant to chapter 74. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Parent: includes custodian or guardian. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080 Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law. Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision. Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action. Secure facility: means a crisis residential center, or portion thereof, that has locking doors, locking windows, or a secured perimeter, designed and operated to prevent a child from leaving without permission of the facility staff. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Semi-secure facility: means any facility, including but not limited to crisis residential centers or specialized foster family homes, operated in a manner to reasonably assure that youth placed there will not run away. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system. Temporary out-of-home placement: means an out-of-home placement of not more than fourteen days ordered by the court at a fact-finding hearing on a child in need of services petition. See Washington Code 13.32A.030 Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.