Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921
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Page 10 - ... 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, is an unfit place for such child...
Page 9 - For the purpose of this act, the words "dependent child" and "neglected child" shall mean any male child who while under the age of seventeen years or any female child who while under the age of eighteen years, for any reason, is destitute, homeless or abandoned; or dependent upon the public for support; or has not proper parental care or guardianship ; or...
Page 9 - ... delinquent child" shall mean any male child who, while under the age of 17 years, or any female child who, while under the age of 18 years, violates any law of this state ; or is incorrigible, or knowingly associates with thieves, vicious or immoral...
Page 12 - If the parent or parents of such dependent or neglected child are poor and unable to properly care for the said child, but are otherwise proper guardians and it is for the welfare of such child to remain at home, the court may enter an order finding such facts and fixing the amount of money necessary to enable the parent or parents to properly care for such child, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the County Board, through its County Agent or otherwise, to pay...
Page 153 - The judge called the pensioned mothers into court " about every six months " and reexumined them as to their need of a pension. Six other counties report that the probation officer visits the families, but the frequency of the visits is not reported. In two of these counties the officer is paid on a per diem basis, in two the officer is not paid for his services, but in the other two there is a regular officer on a salary — in one case of $360 a year, in the other $600. It is possible that these...
Page 12 - ... welfare of such child to remain at home, the court may enter an order finding such facts and fixing the amount of money necessary to enable the parent or parents to properly care for such child, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the County Board, through its County Agent or otherwise, to pay to such parent or parents, at such times as said order may designate, the amount so specified for the care of such dependent or neglected child until the further order of the court.
Page 10 - ... or with any vicious or disreputable person; or has a home which by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity, on the part of its parents, guardian or any other person in whose care it may be, is an unfit place for such...
Page 9 - ... wanders about the streets in the night time without being on any lawful business or lawful occupation; or habitually wanders about any railroad yards or tracks or jumps or attempts to jump onto (any) moving train; or enters any car or engine without lawful authority ; or uses vile, obscene, vulgar, profane or indecent language in (any) public place or about any school house; or is guilty of indecent or lascivious conduct...
Page 15 - ... who has not resided in the county where the application is made at least three years next before making such application ; (8) a mother shall not receive such relief if her child or children have relatives of sufficient ability to support them.
Page 15 - Such allowance shall be made by the juvenile court and only upon the following conditions: (1) the child or children for whose benefit the allowance is made must be living with the mother of such child or children; (2) the allowance shall be made only when in the absence of such allowance the mother would be required to work regularly away from her home and children, and when by means of such allowance she will be able to remain at home...

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