Because children do not have the same rights or duties as adults, the law expects them to comply with the lawful orders given by legal custodians. (Legal custodians include anyone who has the right to care for or supervise the child, such as teachers, day-care providers, or summer camp staff.) A child is considered incorrigible when the child repeatedly or habitually disobeys the direction of the child's lawful parents, guardians, or legal custodians. When a child refuses to accept these orders, this can cause significant problems for the child, the guardians, and the environment in which the child resides.
Incorrigibility is more than just disobedience. Incorrigibility example:
- Disruptive, dangerous, disobedient. It isn't enough for a child to simply refuse to eat or go to bed on time. In order to qualify as incorrigible, a child's actions must be disruptive or dangerous. The child's actions must threaten the welfare, order, or safety of the environment., either at home or in school.
It is up to a juvenile court to determine if a child is incorrigible. The process differs slightly among states, but typically begins when a parent, guardian, custodian, or child therapist submits a petition or statement to a prosecutor or juvenile intake officer. The petition asks for an investigation or a hearing, to determine if the child is incorrigible. After that, the prosecutor or clerk will tell you or will determine how to proceed with the case.
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This procedure is done in every state in the country. It's different in each state but the result is usually the same -- either the child is able to come home, which is not the case here, or the child is placed in a RTC -- residential treatment center. It will be a wake up call for Mitchell and he's going to have to behave or there will be consequences.
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