Children’s Division Glossary "W, X, Y & Z"
Section 7 is the glossary and reference chapters. The terms in this glossary are legal, medical, psychological, and practice terms commonly used by Children’s Division (CD). However, some of the definitions may not reflect the meaning that the general public uses.
Select a letter from the row below or scroll down to browse the index. Then select a topic from the index list.
- WXYZ -
- The understanding, and voluntary relinquishment of a known right, such as the right to counsel or the right to remain silent during police questioning.
- The juvenile court’s relinquishment of its jurisdiction over a minor, and transfer of the case to adult court for trial.
- WAIVER HEARING:
- A hearing held in juvenile court to determine the fitness of a minor for retention in juvenile court, and the minor’s amenability to juvenile court resources.
- A minor who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for a delinquent act, status offense or an allegation or finding of abuse, neglect, or dependency. Also, a person who has a legally appointed guardian is the ward of the guardian.
- Legal document issued by a judge authorizing the search of a place and seizure of specified items found there (search warrant), or the arrest or detention of a specified person (arrest warrant). No hearing is required and the person need not be notified, but the court must be given probable or reasonable cause to believe that the warrant is necessary for apprehension before it issues a warrant. Affidavits are frequently used in establishing probable or reasonable cause.
- WIC (SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN):
- A program funded and administered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture operating through contracts granted by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to local county health departments or other health providers. Eligibility criteria includes income below 175% of the national poverty level and certain "at risk" health conditions for the mother during her pregnancy and, for the mother and child (up to age 5 years). Supplemental nutritious foods and nutrition guidance are the two primary services.
- WITHHOLDING OF MEDICALLY INDICATED TREATMENT:
- The failure to respond to the infant’s life-threatening conditions by providing treatment (including appropriate nutrition, hydration, and medication) which, in the treating physician’s (or physicians’) reasonable medical judgment, will most likely be effective in ameliorating or correcting all such conditions.
- An order issued by a court commanding that a certain act or acts be done or not done.