219.036 - Employment of division personnel — merit system — annual report — master plan — written policy required — director of division to be agent of state to deal with federal government.

Steven Groce, Attorney Advertisement

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)