Child Beyond the Control of Parents Law and Legal Definition

A child beyond the control of parents refer to a child who has repeatedly failed to follow the reasonable directives of his/ her parents, legal guardian, or person exercising custodial control or supervision other than a state agency, which behavior results in danger to the child or others.

The following is an example of a state law on child beyond the control of parents:

Any person under the age of 18 years who persistently or habitually refuses to obey the reasonable and proper orders or directions of his or her parents, guardian, or custodian, or who is beyond the control of that person, or who is under the age of 18 years when he or she violated any ordinance of any city or county of this state establishing a curfew based solely on age is within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court which may adjudge the minor to be a ward of the court. [Cal Wel & Inst Code § 601].