CDM: Elements of the Crime Every state makes it a crime for adults to aid a minor's act of delinquency. For instance, most states will charge you with a misdemeanor if you offer to buy a case of beer for a teen or host a keg party attended by your teenage son and his friends.Some states, however, treat the crime as a felony in certain instances. (a) Definitions in this chapter apply to this title.(b) If, in another part of this title, a term defined by this chapter has a meaning different from the meaning provided by this chapter, the meaning of that other provision prevails.(c) Except as provided by this chapter, the definitions in Chapter 101 apply to terms used in this title. "Court" means the district court, court of domestic relations, juvenile court having the jurisdiction of a district court, statutory county court, constitutional county court, or other court expressly given jurisdiction under this title. The department of job and family services shall prescribe an application for a foster caregiver to use under division (A) of this section. of the Revised Code or a psychologist licensed under Chapter 4732. Beginning July 1, 2009, a student is eligible under this division only if the supervising An individual in the employ of, appointed by, or under contract with a court prior to September 18, 1996, to conduct adoption investigations of prospective adoptive parents may perform the duties of an assessor under sections 3107.031, 3107.032, 3107.082, 3107.09, 3107.101, 3107.12, 5103.0324, and 5103.152 of the Revised Code if the individual complies with division (A)(3) of this section regardless of whether the individual meets the requirement of division (A)(2) of this section.The application shall not require that the foster caregiver provide any information the foster caregiver already provided the department, or undergo an inspection the foster caregiver already underwent, to obtain a foster home certificate under section An agency that receives an application prescribed under division (B) of this section from a foster caregiver authorized to use the application shall not require, as a condition of the agency accepting or approving the application, that the foster caregiver undergo a criminal records check under section An agency arranging an adoption pursuant to an application submitted to the agency under section 3107.012 of the Revised Code for a foster caregiver seeking to adopt the foster caregiver's foster child shall provide the foster caregiver information about adoption, including information about state adoption law, adoption assistance available pursuant to section 5153.163 of the Revised Code and Title IV-E of the "Social Security Act," 94 Stat. A court, public children services agency, private child placing agency, or private noncustodial agency may employ, appoint, or contract with an assessor in the county in which a petition for adoption is filed and in any other county or location outside this state where information needed to complete or supplement the assessor's duties may be obtained.The sweet sounds of pads popping and coaches’ whistles were silenced this week in Galveston County as the threat of Hurricane Harvey resulted in football scrimmages being cancelled and practices being put on hold.Read more Plot thickens: An unconfirmed but credible rumor is circulating that one of the nation’s oldest and most prolific development firms has acquired an 11.39-acre island parcel from Lowe’s Home Improvement and is making offers for surrounding tracts. Read more Galveston College officials are pursuing several new buildings on campus, including a nursing building, a new instructional building at the Applied Technology Center, parking, student housing and a performance arts building.
A minor is anyone under the age of majority, 18 in most states.
More than one assessor may be utilized for an adoption.
Not later than January 1, 2008, the department of job and family services shall develop and maintain an assessor registry.
This article focuses on the crime of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, particularly the common act of providing alcohol to minors.
For more information, see Underage DUI: Zero Tolerance Laws; MIP: A Minor in Possession; Social Host Liability; and additional articles in Find Law’s Alcohol Crimes section.