MCL - Section 722.822

Act 13 of 1988

***** 722.822 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2024: See 722.822.amended *****

722.822 Definitions.

Sec. 2.

    As used in this act:
    (a) "Assaultive crime" means an offense that, if committed by an adult, would constitute an offense against a person described in section 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 316, 317, 321, 349, 349a, 350, 397, 520b, 520c, 520d, 520e, 520g, 529, 529a, or 530 of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.82, 750.83, 750.84, 750.86, 750.87, 750.88, 750.89, 750.316, 750.317, 750.321, 750.349, 750.349a, 750.350, 750.397, 750.520b, 750.520c, 750.520d, 750.520e, 750.520g, 750.529, 750.529a, and 750.530.
    (b) "Court" means the family division of circuit court.
    (c) "Divert" or "diversion" means the placement that occurs when a formally recorded apprehension is made by a law enforcement agency for an act by a minor that if a petition were filed with the court would bring that minor within section 2(a) of chapter XIIA of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.2, and instead of petitioning the court or authorizing a petition, either of the following occurs:
    (i) The minor is released into the custody of his or her parent, guardian, or custodian and the investigation is discontinued.
    (ii) The minor and the minor's parent, guardian, or custodian agree to work with a person or public or private organization or agency that will assist the minor and the minor's family in resolving the problem that initiated the investigation.
    (d) "Law enforcement agency" means a police department of a city, village, or township, a sheriff's department, the department of state police, or any other governmental law enforcement agency in this state.
    (e) "Minor" means an individual less than 18 years of age.

History: 1988, Act 13, Eff. Apr. 1, 1988 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 197, Eff. Oct. 1, 1994 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 415, Eff. Jan. 1, 1998 ;-- Am. 2019, Act 101, Eff. Oct. 1, 2021