Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Missouri

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://revisor.mo.gov/main/Home.aspx

Citations:

  • Adoption: title XXX, chapter 453; title XII, chapter 193 (§§ 193.125 through 193.135)
  • Child protection: title XII, chapter 210 (§§ 210.108 through 210.166)
  • Child welfare: title XII, chapter 210 (§§ 210.117, 210.122, 210.305, 210.481 through 210.566, 210.620 through 210.790, 210.950), chapter 211 (§§ 211.171 through 211.183, 211.442 through 211.490)
  • Guardianship: title XII, chapter 211 (§ 211.477), title XXXI, chapter 475 (§ 475.030)
  • Youth services: title XII, chapter 211 (§§ 211.034; 211.036) title XXX, chapter 453 (§ 435.503)
  • Indian child welfare: title XXX, chapter 452 (§ 452.715)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/csr.asp

Notes:

See title 13, divisions 35, 40.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dssmanuals.mo.gov/child-welfare-manual/child-welfare-manual-2019-update/

Notes:

  • For the Older Youth Program, see section 4, chapter 5
  • For Guardianship, see section 4, chapter 9

Other Resources

Missouri Court Rules