Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 219
Youth Services

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Definitions.

219.011. 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;

(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.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 1, A.L. 1989 H.B. 502, et al., A.L. 2015 H.B. 1149)

Responsibilities of division of youth services--rules, procedure.

219.016. 1. The division is responsible within the terms of sections 219.011 to 219.086, for the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency and the rehabilitation of children.

2. The division shall be responsible for the development and administration of an effective statewide comprehensive program of youth services. This shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Providing for the reception, classification, care, activities, education and rehabilitation of all children committed to the division;

(2) Administering the interstate compact on juveniles;

(3) Collecting statistics and information relating to the nature, extent, and causes of, and conditions contributing to the delinquency of children;

(4) Evaluating existence and effectiveness of delinquency prevention and rehabilitation programs;

(5) Preparing a master plan for the development of a statewide comprehensive system of delinquency prevention, control and rehabilitation services;

(6) Providing from funds specifically appropriated by the legislature for this purpose, financial subsidies to local units of government for the development of community-based treatment services;

(7) Developing written instructional, informational, and standard setting materials relating to state and local delinquency prevention, control and rehabilitation programs, as herein provided;

(8) Cooperating with and assisting within the scope of sections 219.011 to 219.086, other public and voluntary agencies and organizations in the development and coordination of such programs; and

(9) Upon request:

(a) Assist local units of government in the development of community-based treatment services; and

(b) Provide technical assistance and consultation to law enforcement officials, juvenile courts, and other community child care agencies.

3. The division shall be responsible for carrying out all functions, duties, and responsibilities pertaining to the prevention of juvenile delinquency as may be assigned to it by the director, including, but not limited to:

(1) Comprehensive planning and provision of technical assistance for statewide and local programs for the diversion of children from the juvenile justice system, to the extent that diversion can be safely accomplished with due regard to the safety of the community and the well-being of the children involved;

(2) Developing programs for the training and development of professional, paraprofessional, and volunteer personnel in this field;

(3) Cooperating with and assisting other agencies serving children and youth; and

(4) Promoting the strengthening and expansion of those programs which have been shown to be effective in reducing juvenile crime.

4. The division shall cause to be made and maintained full and complete written records of all studies and examinations and of the conclusions and recommendations based thereon; of all major decisions and orders concerning the disposition and treatment of every child with respect to whom the division provides, or arranges to have provided, care, treatment, and supervision pursuant to sections 219.011 to 219.086; and to maintain records of all business transactions necessary for proper conduct and maintenance of the division.

5. The division is authorized to enter into arrangements with the federal government for the receipt of federal funds to carry out the purposes of sections 219.011 to 219.086 and, for the achievement of that objective, may enter into contracts and agreements with and submit such plans and reports to the federal government as may be required and which are not contrary to the provisions of this or any other act.

6. The division, pursuant to regulations promulgated by it, shall establish comprehensive training programs for persons employed by it or to be employed by it in carrying out the provisions of sections 219.011 to 219.086 and for persons employed or to be employed by agencies and organizations, both public and private, engaged in activities relating to the prevention of delinquency and the provision of care and treatment to delinquent children.

7. The division may provide the costs of stipends and tuition, allowances for travel and subsistence expenses and, with respect to employees of the division granted leave to undertake approved training, continuation of the salaries and other benefits of such employees.

8. The division may, at the request of the circuit court, provide or supplement juvenile court services for children in that circuit, the extent of the services to be specified by written agreement between the division and the court. Children who receive such services shall remain under the supervision of the juvenile court and shall not be committed to the division without full and proper hearing as provided under subsection 1 of section 211.171.

9. Upon the request of the division, with the written consent of the director of the department, the office of administration shall draw a warrant payable to the business manager of the division or any of its facilities, in an amount to be specified by the director of the department, not to exceed, however, the sum of four thousand dollars for each such facility. The sum shall be administered by the business manager as a revolving fund to be used in the payment of incidental expenses of the facility for which he has been appointed. All expenditures shall be made in accordance with rules and regulations established by the office of administration.

10. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 §§ 2, 3, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3)

Child may be committed to division, when--notice to court of releaseto aftercare supervision, contents, formal objections may bemade, when--division to operate and maintain facilities andprograms--day release authorized--payment of judgments.

219.021. 1. Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3 of this section, any child may be committed to the custody of the division when the juvenile court determines a suitable community-based treatment service does not exist, or has proven ineffective; and when the child is adjudicated pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of section 211.031 or when the child is adjudicated pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of section 211.031 and is currently under court supervision for adjudication under subdivision (2) or (3) of subsection 1 of section 211.031. The division shall not keep any youth beyond his eighteenth birth date, except upon petition and a showing of just cause in which case the division may maintain custody until the youth's twenty-first birth date. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the committing court shall review the treatment plan to be provided by the division. The division shall notify the court of original jurisdiction from which the child was committed at least three weeks prior to the child's release to aftercare supervision. The notification shall include a summary of the treatment plan and progress of the child that has resulted in the planned release. The court may formally object to the director of the division in writing, stating its reasons in opposition to the release. The director shall review the court's objection in consideration of its final approval for release. The court's written objection shall be made within a one-week period after it receives notification of the division's planned release; otherwise the division may assume court agreement with the release. The division director's written response to the court shall occur within five working days of service of the court's objection and preferably prior to the release of the child. The division shall not place a child directly into a precare setting immediately upon commitment from the court until it advises the court of such placement.

2. No child who has been diagnosed as having a mental disease or a communicable or contagious disease shall be committed to the division; except the division may, by regulation, when services for the proper care and treatment of persons having such diseases are available at any of the facilities under its control, authorize the commitment of children having such diseases to it for treatment in such institution. Notice of any such regulation shall be promptly mailed to the judges and juvenile officers of all courts having jurisdiction of cases involving children.

3. When a child has been committed to the division, the division shall forthwith examine the individual and investigate all pertinent circumstances of his background for the purpose of facilitating the placement and treatment of the child in the most appropriate program or residential facility to assure the public safety and the rehabilitation of the child; except that, no child committed under the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of section 211.031 may be placed in the residential facilities designated by the division as a maximum security facility, unless the juvenile is subsequently adjudicated under subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of section 211.031.

4. The division may transfer any child under its jurisdiction to any other institution for children if, after careful study of the child's needs, it is the judgment of the division that the transfer should be effected. If the division determines that the child requires treatment by another state agency, it may transfer the physical custody of the child to that agency, and that agency shall accept the child if the services are available by that agency.

5. The division shall make periodic reexaminations of all children committed to its custody for the purpose of determining whether existing dispositions should be modified or continued. Reexamination shall include a study of all current circumstances of such child's personal and family situation and an evaluation of the progress made by such child since the previous study. Reexamination shall be conducted as frequently as the division deems necessary, but in any event, with respect to each such child, at intervals not to exceed six months. Reports of the results of such examinations shall be sent to the child's committing court and to his parents or guardian.

6. Failure of the division to examine a child committed to it or to reexamine him within six months of a previous examination shall not of itself entitle the child to be discharged from the custody of the division but shall entitle the child, his parent, guardian, or agency to which the child may be placed by the division to petition for review as provided in section 219.051.

7. The division is hereby authorized to establish, build, repair, maintain, and operate, from funds appropriated or approved by the legislature for these purposes, facilities and programs necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter. Such facilities or programs may include, but not be limited to, the establishment and operation of training schools, maximum security facilities, moderate care facilities, group homes, day treatment programs, family foster homes, aftercare, counseling services, educational services, and such other services as may be required to meet the needs of children committed to it. The division may terminate any facility or program no longer needed to meet the needs of children.

8. The division may institute day release programs for children committed to it. The division may arrange with local schools, public or private agencies, or persons approved by the division for the release of children committed to the division on a daily basis to the custody of such schools, agencies, or persons for participation in programs.

9. The division shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that any outstanding judgment entered in accordance with section 211.185 or any outstanding assessments ordered in accordance with section 211.181 be paid while a child is in the care, custody or control of the division.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 4, A.L. 1980 S.B. 512, A.L. 1981 H.B. 643, A.L. 1987 S.B. 244, A.L. 1993 S.B. 88, A.L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al., A.L. 2015 H.B. 1149)

Youth services products fund created for supplies of materialsused in making products sold by youth in custody of division ofyouth services.

219.023. Any products made by youth in a program or facility established by the division of youth services pursuant to section 219.021 which are suitable for sale may be offered for sale to the public by the division at a price not to exceed one hundred ten percent of the actual cost of supplies and materials used in making such products. Any proceeds received by the division from the sale of products pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the "Youth Services Products Fund" which is hereby established in the state treasury. Moneys in the fund shall be used solely to replenish the supply of materials used in making such products.

(L. 2003 H.B. 356)

Release on aftercare supervision authorized--procedures authorizedwhen child violates conditions of release--termination of supervision,when.

219.026. 1. Subject to the provisions of subsection 1 of section 219.021, the division is authorized to release on aftercare supervision children committed to its control; to impose conditions upon which aftercare supervision is granted; to revoke and terminate aftercare supervision; and to discharge from legal custody. With respect to any child who has been placed on aftercare supervision, if in the opinion of the child's aftercare supervisor or a designated employee of the division the child is in substantial violation of the terms and condition of his release, such employee may:

(1) Notify the child and his parents or guardian of a hearing to determine if there is reasonable grounds to believe the child has violated the conditions of his release; and may also

(2) Take the child immediately into custody and place him in an appropriate residential child caring facility or detention facility or other appropriate program until a prompt determination as to the child's future care and treatment is made by the director, if the employee has reason to believe that permitting the child to remain in his own home would be dangerous to him or to the community or that the child is about to flee the jurisdiction of the court.

2. The hearing referred to in subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section shall be heard by an employee designated by the director, but not the employee requesting the hearing, and shall afford the child and his parents or guardian and their legal counsel, if any, full opportunity to be heard and to present any information as may be deemed relevant and shall be held as near as practicable to the child's county or residence.

3. The child or his parents or guardian may request a rehearing before the director as provided in section 219.051.

4. When called upon by any designated employee of the division, all peace officers shall assist in taking a child into custody pursuant to the provisions of this section.

5. All law enforcement agencies shall detain, upon request, children alleged by the division to have violated the conditions of aftercare supervision pending return of the child to the division. Detention of the child shall be in an appropriate facility and until a hearing is held, but in no event, longer than ten days.

6. The division shall terminate the supervision of any child placed on aftercare supervision upon determining the child is no longer in need of supervision or upon his eighteenth birthday. The division shall immediately notify in writing the child, his parents or guardian and the committing court of the termination of its supervision over the child.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 5, A.L. 1987 S.B. 244)

Director of division, how appointed, compensation and expenses.

219.031. 1. The division shall be administered by a director who shall be appointed by the director of the department.

2. The director shall be a resident of the state of Missouri while serving as director. The director shall have broad experience and demonstrated expertise in the development, operation, and administration of programs for children and shall be selected for his recognized ability, character and integrity.

3. Before entering upon his duties, the director shall take an oath or* affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri and to faithfully perform the duties of his office; and shall enter into good and sufficient corporate surety bond, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties, said bond to be approved by the attorney general as to form, and by the governor as to sufficiency; the premium on the bond to be paid by the state.

4. The director shall devote full time to his official duties.

5. The director shall receive as his total compensation an annual salary in an amount to be determined by the department director and shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 6)

*Word "of" appears in original rolls.

Employment of division personnel--merit system--annual report--masterplan--written policy required--director of division to be agent ofstate to deal with federal government.

219.036. 1. The director, subject to the supervision of the department director, shall employ all employees, as provided in chapter 36, and is authorized to employ in any appropriate capacity any person qualified under the provisions of sections 219.011 to 219.086 even though such person has previously been convicted of a crime.

2. The director shall set forth the duties and responsibilities of all employees of the division.

3. The director shall prepare and update a master plan covering a period of not less than five years outlining the structural, legislative, and program and facility changes necessary for improvement of services to children committed to it.

4. The director shall also prepare an annual report which shall consist of a description of progress made toward the achievement of objectives contained in the master plan; a statistical analysis of juvenile delinquency in Missouri, including, but not limited to, the number and rates of juvenile arrests, juvenile detentions, juvenile court referrals and court dispositions for the entire state and within the jurisdiction of each circuit.

5. The master plan and each subsequent annual report shall be transmitted to the governor, the legislature, the director of the department, the juvenile courts, and upon request, to other interested persons and agencies.

6. All officers and employees of the state and of every county and city shall furnish to the director, on an annual basis, such statistics and other information within their knowledge and control as the director deems necessary or proper to be collected pursuant to the provisions of sections 219.011 to 219.086.

7. The director shall establish written policy and procedures for the administration of the division and shall promulgate necessary rules and regulations pursuant to section 219.016 and chapter 536 which, together with any amendments thereto, shall be kept on file at the principal office of the division, shall constitute a public record and be subject to the inspection by any person at all reasonable times.

8. The director is hereby authorized to enter into contract with any qualified individual, agency, or institution for the purchase of services required to meet the needs of children committed to the division's charge, when it can be shown that the purchase of such services is more economical, effective or practical than for such services to be provided directly by the division. No contract shall be made under sections 219.011 to 219.086 contrary to the provisions of Article I, Section 7 or Article IX, Section 8 of the Constitution of Missouri.

9. The director is authorized to serve as an agent of the state in entering into agreements with the appropriate agency of the federal government to provide care and treatment for a child found by a federal court to be delinquent and committed to the custody of the Attorney General of the United States pursuant to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 5031-5037, inclusive, as amended. Such agreement shall be upon such terms and conditions and shall provide for such compensation as may be mutually agreed upon between the division and the appropriate agency of the federal government. Funds received as compensation under such agreement shall be placed in the state treasury and shall be used, upon appropriation, by the division for carrying out the purposes of sections 219.011 to 219.086.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 7, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52)

Incentive subsidy program authorized--advisory committee, howappointed--juvenile judge to submit report, contents of--inspectionsby director--notice of noncompliance, how given--county to selectservices, costs, how paid.

219.041. 1. To encourage the development of community based treatment services, the director is hereby authorized to administer an incentive subsidy program to assist local units of government in the development, implementation, and operation of community based treatment programs including, but not limited to, preventive or diversionary programs, probation services, community based treatment centers, and facilities for the detention, confinement, care and treatment of children under the purview of chapter 211.

2. The director shall, pursuant to the administrative procedures act, chapter 536, promulgate rules establishing standards of eligibility for local units of government to receive funds under sections 219.011 to 219.086. Rule and regulation making power shall be subject to the provisions of section 219.016, subsection 6.

3. In determining the purposes for which funds will be expended by the juvenile court judge, he shall appoint an advisory committee representative of the county's population. The committee shall actively participate in the formulation of plans for the proper expenditure of funds and shall cooperate and assist in the implementation of these plans. Members of the advisory committee shall receive no compensation.

4. The juvenile court judge shall submit to the director a written report containing a program description, method of implementation, and budget of all projects proposed to be funded under this provision. Upon approval of this report by the director, the county shall be eligible to receive subsidy.

5. The director shall visit or cause to be visited each program and facility funded by this provision, the purpose of such visits to be the examination of facilities, programs, books, and records. He shall make written recommendations for needed changes or improvements.

6. When the director shall determine that there are reasonable grounds to believe that a county is not in compliance with the operating standards established pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, at least thirty days' notice shall be given the county and a hearing shall be held to ascertain whether progress has been made toward compliance. The director may suspend all or a portion of any subsidy until the required standard of operation has been met.

7. Any county may purchase selected services from the division by contract as provided in sections 219.011 to 219.086. The director shall annually determine the costs of providing such services and all charges shall be deducted from the subsidy due and payable to the county concerned, provided that no contract shall exceed in cost the amount of subsidy to which the participating county is eligible.

8. Participating counties shall not diminish or reduce their level of spending for juvenile correctional programs in order to remain eligible to receive subsidy for the specific program being subsidized.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 8)

Board--number, qualifications, terms, oaths, duties.

219.046. 1. The board shall have such specific authority and responsibility as defined in sections 219.011 to 219.086 and the general authority to advise the director, the legislature and the general public on all matters pertaining to the purposes of sections 219.011 to 219.086 and the operation of the division. The board shall consist of fifteen members who shall be appointed by the director of the department.

2. The membership shall be comprised of public officials, professionals, and representatives of the general public who possess knowledge and experience in health, education, social, correctional, or legal services for children. The membership shall be representative of the various geographic regions and socioeconomic population of the state. Members of the board shall be residents of the state of Missouri. Not more than eight members of the board shall be from the same political party. The members of the board holding office on September 28, 1975, shall continue in office until the expiration of the term to which they were appointed. The director of the department shall appoint those members to be appointed after September 28, 1975, for staggered terms so not more than one-third of the terms of the board members shall expire in any one calendar year. The terms of the members first appointed after September 28, 1975, shall commence on July 1, 1976. As the terms of office of the members in office on September 28, 1975, and of the members appointed after September 28, 1975, expire, their successors shall be appointed for a term of four years.

3. Before entering upon their duties, members of the board shall subscribe to an oath or* affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri and to faithfully perform the duties of their office.

4. The board shall meet with the director a minimum of four times each year for the purpose of reviewing the activities of the division. The board or a committee thereof shall visit each facility of the division as frequently as it deems necessary and shall file a written report with the governor, director, director of the department and the legislative library regarding conditions they observed relating to the care and treatment of children assigned to the facility and any other matters pertinent in their judgment.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 9)

*Word "of" appears in original rolls.

Board and commission members may contribute per diem or expenses forservices to the youth services treatment fund--fundestablished--procedure to contribute.

219.048. 1. Any person serving as a member of a board or commission may indicate that such member wishes to contribute all or any part of the per diem or expense reimbursement received for such service on the board or commission to a fund to be administered by the division of youth services for the counseling, treatment and therapy of children who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused. The office of administration shall design vouchers for the payment of the per diem or expense reimbursement to allow the person to designate if all or part of the money the person is entitled to receive is to be deposited in the "Youth Services Treatment Fund", which is hereby created in the state treasury. All per diem and expense reimbursement amounts which are contributed shall be deposited with the state treasurer in the fund. The division of youth services advisory board created in chapter 219 shall make recommendations to the governor and the department of social services for the expenditure of the money in the fund.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080, moneys in the fund at the end of any biennium shall not be transferred to the general revenue fund.

(L. 1997 H.B. 641 & 593 § 3)

Right of petition--duty of director on receipt of petition.

219.051. 1. Any child committed to the division and the parent or guardian of such child shall be informed of their right to petition the director in accordance with promulgated rules and regulations for a hearing with respect to:

(1) The failure to examine such child in accordance with the provisions of subsection 3 of section 219.021;

(2) The failure to reexamine such child within six months after a previous examination, in accordance with the provisions of subsection 5 of section 219.021;

(3) Any placement decision required to be made by the division pursuant to the provisions of sections 219.011 to 219.086;

(4) A request to the director for a rehearing from a determination of violations of the terms and conditions of a child's aftercare supervision, as provided in section 219.026; and

(5) The taking of such child into custody for violations of the terms and conditions of his aftercare supervision as provided in section 219.026.

2. The director shall within thirty days of the receipt of such petition, afford such child or his parents, guardian, or legal counsel an opportunity for a full and fair hearing, and render a decision on the petition within five days after the conclusion of such hearing.

3. Pending the determination by the director with respect to a petition for review filed pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, the authority of the division to take such action, in accordance with the provisions of sections 219.011 to 219.086 with respect to such child, shall in no wise be affected.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 10)

Health care standards to be established by department of healthand senior services--educational standards to be established bydepartment of elementary and secondary education.

219.056. 1. It shall be the duty of the department of health and senior services to set standards of health care in the facilities operated by the division, to inspect buildings from the standpoint of health, and to make periodic inspections and reports in writing to the director as to the conditions of health and sanitation in the facilities under the jurisdiction of the division. Any findings considered by the department of health and senior services to be detrimental to the health or welfare of a child committed to the division shall be immediately reported to the director and the director of the department of social services with the date by which such condition must be corrected or eliminated.

2. It shall be the duty of the department of elementary and secondary education to set standards of education and school attendance in the facilities of the division, make periodic inspections and prepare evaluations of curricula, and to have such authority over the educational programs as the department has in its administration of the public school system. Reports of all such inspections and evaluations shall be sent to the director, the director of the department and the advisory board.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 11)

Aiding runaway, penalty--peace officers, duty of--recordsconfidential, exceptions, penalty for divulging--division maysue for damages.

219.061. 1. Any person who knowingly permits or aids any child to run away from an institution under the control of the division or conceals the child with intent of enabling him to elude pursuit is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished as provided by law.

2. It shall be the duty of every law enforcement official, and any official who is designated by the division, to detain, with or without a warrant, any child who shall have run away from a facility and to hold him subject to the orders of the division.

3. Disclosure of any information contained in the records of the division relating to any child committed to it shall be made only in accordance with regulations prescribed by the division, provided that such regulations shall provide for full disclosure of such information to the parents or guardians, or if they be out of this state to the nearest immediate relative of such child, upon reasonable notice and demand and to the child fatality review panel reviewing the death of a child pursuant to section 210.192. Any employee or officer of the division who shall communicate any such information in violation of any such regulations may be subject to immediate discharge.

4. For all damages to the division or to any property, real or personal, belonging thereto, actions may be maintained in the name of the division as such, and all damages levied in such actions shall be paid into the state treasury and, upon appropriation, shall be used by the division.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 12, A.L. 1994 S.B. 595)

Medical and dental treatment authorized, when.

219.066. 1. Except in case of emergency, the division shall not authorize or permit any major surgery to be performed upon or general anesthetic to be administered to any child committed to the division unless specific written consent thereto shall first have been obtained from the parent or guardian of such child, or, in the absence of such consent, from the court which vested legal custody of such child in the division or any court that has jurisdiction.

2. Upon the recommendation of an attending physician, psychiatrist, surgeon or dentist, the division may authorize medical, psychiatric, surgical, or dental care and treatment as may be required by the child. If the care and treatment is contrary to the religious tenets and beliefs of such child, the treatment of the child may be authorized by the division only upon the specific written consent of the parent or guardian of the child, or, in the absence of such consent, upon the specific written order of the court which vested legal custody of the child in the division or any court that has jurisdiction.

3. When the child has been placed by the division in a residential child caring facility, other than one administered by the division, the person or persons administering such facility shall have the authority to provide the child with necessary medical, psychiatric, surgical, or dental care only to the extent that such authority has been delegated to such persons with respect to particular children and subject to the same limitations as are applicable to the division under sections 219.011 to 219.086.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 13)

Children to be segregated from criminals.

219.071. No child committed to the division and awaiting transfer to the custody of the division or who has been detained in accordance with subsection 5 of section 219.026 shall be transported or detained in association with criminals or vicious and dissolute persons.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 14)

Children, how transported, transportation expenses, how paid.

219.076. In all cases in which children are committed to the division, the juvenile officer, or such person designated by him, shall deliver the children to the facility designated by the division and shall be allowed the necessary expenses incurred in such delivery for himself and the child and in returning therefrom, to be paid by the county.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 15)

Division may be relieved of custody, when, procedure.

219.081. The division may, at any time, if it finds the child committed to it is in need of care or treatment other than that which it is equipped to provide, apply to the court which committed such child for an order relieving it of custody of such child. The court must make a determination within ten days and the court shall be vested with full power to make such disposition of the child as is authorized by law, including continued commitment. A copy of the order shall be immediately sent to the director.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 16)

Transfer of child to another state, when--expense of transfer,how paid.

219.086. Whenever it shall appear to the division that plans for the rehabilitation of any child committed to it have been made by an appropriate agency of another state, the division may with the written approval of the director of the department and the child's parents deliver the child to the appropriate agency of such other state and authorize the payment of expenses incurred in connection with sending the child to such state.

(L. 1975 S.B. 170 § 17)

Community work program--design and approval of work projects--custody,contract of offenders--eligibility--staff--rules,procedure--vocational training.

219.091. 1. As used in this section, the term "department" means:

(1) The office of administration;

(2) The department of agriculture;

(3) The department of conservation;

(4) The department of economic development;

(5) The department of elementary and secondary education;

(6) The department of health and senior services;

(7) The department of higher education;

(8) The department of transportation;

(9) The department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration;

(10) The department of labor and industrial relations;

(11) The department of mental health;

(12) The department of natural resources;

(13) The department of public safety;

(14) The department of revenue; and

(15) The department of social services.

2. The division of youth services may develop and establish a community work program whereby youth committed to the custody of the division may be employed in projects developed and established by any department.

3. The director or chief administrative officer of any department may request that the director of the division of youth services choose suitable youth for employment in work projects developed by the division. Such projects shall be designed and approved by the director or chief administrative officer of any department and approved by the director of the division of youth services.

4. The division of youth services shall retain custody, supervision and control of any youth employed in a work project developed pursuant to this section. Any work group employed in a work project developed pursuant to this section shall consist of not more than thirteen youth.

5. No offender shall be employed in a work project developed pursuant to this section if the offender has been convicted of a violent crime or whose conduct while under the control of the division of youth services suggests a propensity toward violence. As used in this subsection, the term "violent crime" means any crime which, in the determination of the director of the division of youth services, involves violence or the threat of violence.

6. The department proposing the work project shall supply all plans, tools and equipment necessary for the completion of work projects developed pursuant to this section.

7. The department proposing the work project shall supply staff to direct work groups and supervise the completion of work projects. Such staff shall be employees of the department proposing the work project and shall receive from such department and the division of youth services appropriate training per year, which shall be designed to instruct the staff in the skills necessary to perform their duties.

8. The department proposing the work project and the division of youth services may promulgate rules to effectuate the purposes of this section pursuant to chapter 536 and section 217.040.

9. For any work performed by a youth committed to the division in any state park, the state park board is hereby authorized, out of appropriations made to it, to pay wages.

10. The division may establish and offer on-the-job vocational training to develop work habits and equip youth committed to it with marketable skills. The division may provide for the payment of reasonable wages for work or tasks performed by a youth committed to the division. All payments made to or on behalf of the youth under this subsection shall be property of the youth; however, the division may place such restrictions on the youth's access to the funds as the division determines appropriate in the best interests of the youth and to assure security in the division's facilities. All funds paid to or on behalf of the youth in accordance with this subsection shall be deposited in the DYS trust fund established in section 219.095.

(L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al. § 217.598, A.L. 2015 H.B. 1149)

DYS trust fund created, purpose--DYS child benefits fund created, useof moneys.

219.095. 1. There is hereby created a special class of trust funds to be known as the "DYS Trust Fund" for depositing wages earned by a youth or for other funds provided for the use or benefit of the youth. These funds will be established for each facility where youth are located in the custody of the DYS throughout the state. The division shall deposit money in a DYS trust fund with a financial institution. Any earnings attributable to the money in the account of a youth shall be credited to that youth's DYS trust fund. The division will establish regulations regarding the creation and administration of accounts. Moneys in these special trust funds shall not be deemed to be state funds. Moneys deposited in these funds shall be used only for the purposes specified by federal or state law, or regulation of the division. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, moneys in these funds shall not be transferred to general revenue at the end of each biennium. Any funds not expended by or on behalf of the youth before the youth's release from DYS residential care shall be paid to the youth upon release from DYS residential care.

2. The division shall establish by regulation a program for youth to access funds, as deemed appropriate by the division, in the DYS trust fund for reasonable purposes while the youth is in DYS residential care. The program shall include training for youth on wise money management, maintaining personal financial accounts, and saving money for use after discharge from DYS residential care.

3. There is hereby created a special trust fund to be known as the "DYS Child Benefits Fund" within the state treasury for depositing of payments from the Social Security Administration to youth in DYS custody. Moneys in this special trust fund shall not be deemed to be state funds. Moneys deposited in this fund shall be used only for the purposes specified by federal or state law, or regulation of the division. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund and may approve disbursements from the fund in accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, moneys in the fund shall not be transferred to general revenue at the end of each biennium. Any funds not expended by or on behalf of the youth before release from DYS residential care shall be distributed as required by federal law.

4. The division may accept an appointment to serve as representative payee or fiduciary, or in a similar capacity for payments to a youth from the Social Security Administration or under any public or private benefit arrangement. Money so received shall be governed by this section unless otherwise provided by law.

5. Any money received by the division under this section on behalf of a youth shall be deposited in either a DYS trust fund or the DYS child benefits fund and accounted for in the name of the youth or as representative payee of the youth. The division shall by rule adopted under chapter 536 establish procedures for the use and accounting of the money and the protection of the money against theft, loss, or misappropriation. The rules promulgated by the division shall comply with all federal requirements to be a representative payee of the youth.

6. The division may accept funds which a parent, guardian or other person wishes to provide for the use or benefit of the youth. The funds shall be deposited in a DYS trust fund in the name of the youth at the DYS location where the youth resides. The use of such funds shall be governed by this section.

7. Each youth shall be furnished annually with a statement listing every transaction involving funds which have been deposited with the division on the youth's behalf, to include all receipts and disbursements.

8. The division shall use all proper diligence to promptly disburse any balance of money accumulated in the youth's account in the manner required by law when the youth is released from DYS residential care or upon death of the youth. When the youth is deceased the balance shall be disbursed according to the procedures established by law for descent and distribution or, in the case of moneys received from the Social Security Administration as representative payee, disbursed as required by federal law. If, after the division has diligently used such methods and means as considered reasonable to refund such funds, there shall remain any money, the owner of which is unknown to the division, or if known, cannot be located by the division, in each and every such instance such money shall be reported pursuant to sections 447.500 to 447.595.

9. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to apply to funds regularly due the state of Missouri for the support and maintenance of youth in the care and custody of the division or collected by the state of Missouri as reimbursement for state funds expended on behalf of the youth.

(L. 2015 H.B. 1149)

Grant by department of social services of division of youth servicesfacilities--notification to commissioner ofadministration--fee--terms of the lease.

219.096. 1. The director of the department of social services may grant the use of any building or grounds of any of the facilities of the division of youth services for governmental, private or not-for-profit activities as long as the activities are compatible with the services of the division.

2. The director of the department shall notify the commissioner of administration which governmental, private or not-for-profit entities may lease such building or grounds pursuant to public bid.

3. The department shall charge such entity at least an amount to cover the cost of utilities and services that the department furnishes to the lessee of any building.

4. The term of the lease may be for one year or less, and the lease may contain an option for one-year renewals of the lease if both parties agree. The lease shall include conditions that the lessee shall use and maintain the land or building for uses compatible with the services of the division. The lease shall by its terms protect the state from liability for damages occurring on the property.

5. The director of the department shall sign the lease on behalf of the state.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1117 § 1)


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