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1912

STATE OF MICHIGAN

LAWS RELATING TO

JUVENILES

COMPILED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF

FREDERICK C. MARTINDALE

SECRETARY OF STATE

BY AUTHORITY

LANSING, MICHIGAN
WYNKOOP HALLENBECK CRAWFORD CO., STATE PRINTERS

1912

CONTENTS.

14

56

Juvenile court law-

Sections.

Dependent and delinquent children defined.

1

Probate court to have jurisdiction ....

2

Juvenile trials, detention room.

3

Agent of board, compensation, duty, etc.

Duty of court

5

Duty when child under 17 arrested..

6

May be committed to State institution.

7

Child under 12 not committed to jail.

8

Payment of judges of probate.....

9

Care of children under orders of court.

10

Indenture, apprenticeship, adoption, etc.

11-13

Responsibility of parents

State public school-

Entry of finding and order for admittance.

15

Object of act ...

16

Certain children received

17

When children returned

18

Industrial school for boys-

Who may be committed to, etc..

19

Industrial home for girls-

Who may be committed to, etc..

20-22

Education-

Schooling of children of indigent parents.

23-26

Text books for poor children.

27

Expulsion of disorderly pupils.

28

Admittance of county poor children to schools.

29

Compulsory education-

Children of certain ages to attend school.

30

County truant officer

31

Duty of certain officers.

32-33

Ungraded schools

34

Juvenile disorderly defined

35

Defraying expense of education from minor's property.

36

Employment-

Restrictions as to hours of labor..

37

Work permit required

38

Certain work not allowed; age certificates.

39-40

Inducing child under 16 to go away from home locality to work. 41-42

Adoption and binding out-

Adoption from State institutions.

43

Application for children, method of procedure.

44-45

Methods of apprenticing..

46

Children from other states.

Ill treated children-

Who declared to be, how disposed of, etc.

48-52

Masters, apprentices and servants.

53-57

Adoption and change of name..

58-62

Prohibiting non-incorporated societies, etc., from receiving or placing

minor children in homes...

63

Supervision over corporations placing out minor children.

64-67

Abandonment or desertion of children.

68-74

Wife desertion in certain cases.

75

Cruelty to children

76

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JUVENILE COURT LAW.

An Act to define, and to regulate the treatment and control of, dependent, neglected

and delinquent children; to prescribe the jurisdiction of the probate courts and the powers, duties and compensation of the probate judges with regard thereto; to provide for the appointment of county agents and probation officers and to prescribe their powers, duties and compensation.

[Act 6, P. A. Ex. Ses. of 1907, as amended.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (1) Section 1. For the purpose of this act the words “dependent child” and “neglected child” shall mean any child who for any reason is destitute or homeless or abandoned or dependent upon the public for support, or who has not proper parental care or guardianship, or who habitually begs or receives alms, or who is found living in any house of ill-fame or with any vicious or disreputable person, or whose home by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity on the part of its parents, guardian or other person in whose care it may be, in [is] an unfit place for such child; any child under the age of twelve years who is found begging, peddling or singing or playing any musical instrument as a business, or who accompanies or is used in the aid of any person so doing. The words “delinquent child” shall include any boy or girl under seventeen years of age who violates any law of this State or any city or village ordinance, or who is incorrigible, or who knowingly associates with thieves, vicious or immoral persons, or who is growing up in idleness or crime, or who knowingly visits or enters a house of ill-repute, or who knowingly patronizes or frequents any policy shop or place where any gaming device is or shall be operated, or who patronizes or frequents any saloon or place where intoxicating liquors are sold, or who frequents or patronizes any public pool room or bucket shop, or who wanders about the streets in the night time without being on any lawful business or occupation, or who habitually wanders about any railroad yard or track, or jumps or hooks onto any moving train, or enters any car or engine without lawful authority, or who habitually uses vile, obscene, vulgar, profane or indecent language, or is guilty of immoral conduct in any public place or about any school house; every child who is vicious, incorrigible or immoral in conduct, or who is an habitual truant from school, or who habitually wanders about the streets and public places during school hours without any lawful occupation or employment, or who runs away from his or her home, or place where he or she is lawfully employed. Any child committing any of the acts herein mentioned shall be deemed a juvenile delinquent person and shall be proceeded against as such in the manner hereinafter provided. A disposition of any child under this act, or any evidence given in such cause,

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