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 Chapter 211 Juvenile Courts 
211.011   Purpose of law — how construed. (8/28/1995)
211.012   Status as child determined by then-existing law at time of alleged offense for juvenile court jurisdiction and incarceration purposes. (7/14/2021)
211.021   Definitions. (1/1/2021)
211.023   Juvenile court commissioner, appointment, where, term, compensation. (8/28/1993)
211.025   Judge may direct any case be heard by commissioner (counties of the first class and St. Louis City). (8/28/1980)
211.027   Findings of commissioner, how submitted — notice of right to file motion for rehearing, how given. (8/28/1980)
211.029   Rehearing, motion filed when — judge may sustain or deny — commissioner's finding final, when. (8/28/1989)
211.031   Juvenile court to have exclusive jurisdiction, when — exceptions — home school or FPE school, attendance violations, how treated. (8/28/2024)
211.031   Juvenile court to have exclusive jurisdiction, when — exceptions — home schooling, attendance violations, how treated. (8/28/2022)
211.032   Child abuse and neglect hearings, when held, procedure — supreme court rules to be promulgated — transfer of school records, when. (1/1/2021)
211.033   Detention for violation of traffic ordinances — no civil or criminal liability created. (1/1/2021)
211.034   Extension of juvenile court jurisdiction permitted, when — procedure — immunity from liability for certain persons, when — expiration date. (8/28/2008)
211.036   Custody of released youth may be returned to children's division, when — factors considered by court — termination of care and supervision before 21, when — appointment of GAL, when — hearings, when held. (8/28/2016)
211.037   Nonoffending parent, child returned to custody of, when. (8/28/2005)
211.038   Children not to be reunited with parents or placed in a home, when — discretion to return, when. (1/1/2017)
211.041   Continuing jurisdiction over child, exception, eighteen-year-old violating state or municipal laws. (1/1/2021)
211.051   Jurisdiction as to custody of child not exclusive. (8/28/1957)
211.059   Rights of child when taken into custody (Miranda warning) — rights of child in custody in abuse and neglect cases. (8/28/2017)
211.061   Arrested child taken before juvenile court — transfer of prosecution to juvenile court — limitations on detention of juvenile — detention hearing, notice. (1/1/2021)
211.063   Secure detention, limitations — probable cause hearing required, when — definitions — application of law. (8/28/1993)
211.068   Copy of motion for certification as adult to be provided to prosecuting attorney — access to records — testimony of prosecutor. (8/28/1995)
211.069   Citation of law. (8/28/2013)
211.071   Certification of juvenile for trial as adult — procedure — mandatory hearing, certain offenses — misrepresentation of age, effect. (1/1/2021)
211.072   Certification as an adult, placement in secure detention facility to continue transfer to adult jail, when, procedure — limitation on time in adult jail — requirements for pretrial-certified juveniles — per diem. (8/28/2021)
211.073   Transfer to court of general jurisdiction, dual jurisdiction of both criminal and juvenile codes — suspended execution of adult sentence, revocation of juvenile disposition — petition for transfer of custody, hearing — offender age eighteen, hearing — offender age twenty-one, hearing — credit for time served. (1/1/2021)
211.081   Preliminary inquiry as to institution of proceedings — approval of division necessary for placement outside state — institutional placements, findings required, duties of division, limitations on judge, financial limitations. (1/1/2021)
211.083   Informal adjustments — court may allow restitution or community service — supervisors of community service immune from suit — child not an employee, when. (8/28/1995)
211.085   Court may order work in restitution for child — child not an employee. (8/28/1996)
211.091   Petition in juvenile court — contents — dismissal, juvenile officer to assess impact on best interest of child. (1/1/2021)
211.093   Orders or judgment of juvenile court to have precedence over certain other court orders or judgments — additional powers, limitations — establishment of paternity, time period. (8/28/2018)
211.101   Issuance of summons — notice — temporary custody of child — subpoenas. (1/1/2021)
211.111   Summons, how served. (8/28/1990)
211.121   Failure to respond to summons, contempt — warrant for custodian of child. (8/28/1957)
211.131   Taking child into custody, effect — notice to parents — jurisdiction attaches, when. (8/28/1957)
211.132   Parent, guardian may be made party to proceeding. (8/28/1995)
211.134   Court may require participation by parent or guardian, purpose — court may order support, when. (8/28/1995)
211.135   Appearance of child in court, when. (8/28/2020)
211.141   Child returned to parent, when, conditions — detention on order of court — detention without order, when — assessment of child required, when — random sampling of assessments. (8/28/2004)
211.151   Places of detention — photographing and fingerprinting, restrictions. (8/28/1995)
211.156   Care and detention of certain children by county, contribution by state, when. (8/28/1998)
211.161   Court may require physical or mental examination — costs paid by county. (1/1/2021)
211.171   Hearing procedure — notification of current foster parents, preadoptive parents and relatives, when — public may be excluded, when — victim impact statement permitted, when. (8/28/2020)
211.177   Grandparent's right to intervene in action, restrictions, termination. (8/28/1994)
211.180   Family preservation screenings, conducted when, results. (8/28/2014)
211.181   Order for disposition or treatment of child — suspension of order and probation granted, when — community organizations, immunity from liability, when — length of commitment may be set forth — assessments, deposits, use. (7/14/2021)
211.183   Order to include determination of efforts of division — definition of reasonable efforts by division — modification of the permanency plan, when — reasonable efforts not required, when — permanency hearing, when. (8/28/2014)
211.185   Court may order parents and child to make restitution, when, amount — restitution hearing required, when, procedure — community service — execution of judgment. (8/28/1995)
211.188   Court may order work for restitution — not an employee. (8/28/1996)
211.201   Commitment of children to department of mental health, duration — jurisdiction by court and department — extension of commitment, procedure. (8/28/1980)
211.202   Mentally disordered children, evaluation — disposition — review by court. (8/28/2014)
211.203   Developmentally disabled children, evaluation — disposition — review by court. (8/28/2014)
211.206   Duties of department of mental health — discharge by department — notice — jurisdiction of court. (8/28/2011)
211.207   Youth services division may request evaluation — procedure after evaluation — transfer of custody. (8/28/2011)
211.211   Right to counsel or guardian ad litem — counsel appointed, when — waiver, exceptions for certain proceedings. (8/28/2021)
211.221   Religion considered in placing child. (8/28/1957)
211.231   Indeterminate commitments, exception — exchange of information by court and institution or agency. (8/28/1995)
211.241   Court orders to parents for support of children, procedure — county to support, when. (8/28/1957)
211.251   Modification of court orders. (8/28/1989)
211.261   Appeals. (8/28/2021)
211.271   Court orders not to affect civil rights — not evidence, exception. (8/28/1969)
211.281   Costs how adjudged, collected. (8/28/1957)
211.291   Juvenile courtroom in counties of first and second class — any judge of circuit may hold court, when. (8/28/1957)
211.301   Juvenile court held in chambers or other room in counties of third and fourth class — transfer of judges. (8/28/1957)
211.311   Clerk of circuit court to act for juvenile court. (1/2/1979)
211.319   Juvenile court records and proceedings, abuse and neglect cases, procedure. (8/28/2007)
211.321   Juvenile court records, confidentiality, exceptions — records of peace officers, exceptions, release of certain information to victim. (1/1/2021)
211.322   Reports on delinquency and prevention by court on request by division of youth services. (8/28/1982)
211.326   State courts administrator — valuation of services, development of standards, processes, guidelines relating to juvenile court — consideration of racial disparity. (8/28/1995)
211.327   Data to be provided to state courts administrator — orientation training, continuing education. (8/28/1995)
211.331   Detention facilities, superintendent, appointment, compensation — acquisition of land (counties of first and second classification). (8/28/1998)
211.332   Detention facilities not required to be provided by certain second class counties — law applicable for facilities which are maintained in those counties. (1/1/1988)
211.341   Detention facilities, how provided — government (third and fourth class counties). (8/28/1957)
211.343   Detention facilities, standards and rules for operation. (8/28/1989)
211.351   Juvenile officers, appointment — costs paid, how — grievance review committee of circuit, appointment, members. (8/28/2017)
211.355   Missouri state juvenile justice advisory board, members, report. (8/28/2016)
211.361   Qualifications of juvenile officer, how determined — effect on persons now in office. (8/28/2017)
211.381   Compensation of juvenile court personnel — expenses — salary adjustments. (8/28/1993)
211.382   Professionals retained by juvenile court, when. (7/1/1999)
211.393   Definitions — compensation of juvenile officers, apportionment — state to reimburse salaries, when — multicounty circuit provisions — local juvenile court budget, amount maintained, when — exclusion from benefits, when. (2/18/2016)
211.394   Juvenile court personnel compensation not limited by state contribution — increases, procedure — certain constitutional provision not applicable (Hancock Amendment). (8/28/1988)
211.401   Duties of juvenile officers — may make arrests — cooperation. (8/28/2017)
211.411   Law enforcement officials to assist and cooperate with juvenile officers. (1/2/1979)
211.421   Endangering the welfare of a child or interfering with orders of court. (1/1/2021)
211.425   Registration of juvenile sex offenders, when — agencies required to register juveniles, when — registration form, contents — registry maintained — confidentiality of registry — penalty for failure to register — termination of requirement, when. (1/1/2021)
211.431   Violation of law, class A misdemeanor. (1/1/2021)
211.435   Juvenile justice preservation fund — surcharge on traffic violations — expenditures from fund, when. (7/14/2021)
211.442   Definitions. (8/28/1985)
211.443   Construction of sections 211.442 to 211.487. (8/28/1985)
211.444   Termination of parental rights, when. (8/28/2018)
211.447   Juvenile officer preliminary inquiry, when — petition to terminate parental rights filed, when — juvenile court may terminate parental rights, when — investigation to be made — grounds for termination. (8/28/2021)
211.452   Petition for termination, when filed — contents — joinder of cases of more than one child. (8/28/1985)
211.453   Service of summons, how made — when required — waiver of summons. (8/28/1999)
211.455   Procedure after filing of petition — determination of service — extension of time for service, when — investigation. (8/28/2014)
211.459   Dispositional hearing, when held — procedure — immunity for certain persons — privileged communication not to constitute grounds for excluding evidence. (8/28/1985)
211.462   Appointment of guardian ad litem, when — rights of parent or guardian — county to pay court costs, exceptions. (8/28/1985)
211.464   Foster parent and others may present evidence, when — notice and opportunity to testify. (8/28/1998)
211.477   Order of termination, when issued — transfer of legal custody, to whom — alternatives to termination — power of court — granting or denial of petition deemed final judgment. (8/28/2014)
211.487   Application of sections 211.442 to 211.487 — what law to govern. (8/28/1985)
211.490   Child placed in residential group facility, eligibility for medical assistance benefits, continuance. (8/28/1993)
211.500   Establishment of regional juvenile detention districts, when. (7/1/1999)
 - Cross References
Abuse, child protection orders, 455.500 to 455.538
Adoptions, record disclosures to adopted child, procedure, duties, 453.121
Child less than seventeen years taken into custody, record of law enforcement agency required, 210.004
Child victim witness protection law, 491.675 to 491.710
Educational programs for juveniles placed or detained in county facilities, first class counties, charter form, 178.295 to 178.298
Family courts, Chap. 487
Grandparents' visitation rights, 452.400, 452.402
Information system coordination for tracking of individual children, 210.865
Interstate compact on juveniles, 210.570 to 210.590
Juvenile boot camps, 210.568
Minor misrepresenting age to obtain liquor, penalty, 311.320
Missing children, highway patrol, duties, 43.400
Protective orders, child abuse, 455.500 to 455.538
Stepparent required to support stepchild, right to recover, 453.400
Supreme court rules amended by legislation regarding juvenile courts, See SUPREME COURT RULES, LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS, preceding Missouri Constitution
Surrogate parents appointed for certain handicapped children by state board of education, 162.997
Truant or parental schools, school districts over 10,000 authorized to establish, 167.091
Witness credibility, affect of juvenile court adjudications, 491.078
Witnesses, child victim protection law, 491.675 to 491.710
Youth opportunities and violence prevention act tax credits, 135.460
Youth services, Chap. 219

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