Kansas Statutes

Selected Kansas Juvenile Statutes

Kansas Statutes are available in their entirety from the AccessKansas. The following is a listing of selected juvenile law sites. For further information as to the application of these statutes to a specific set of facts, please contact your attorney.

There are 84 chapters of "Kansas Statutes Annotated" (K.S.A.), divided into 7 volumes. Most statutes involving juveniles (or "minors") are found in Volume 3, Chapter 38. After the chapter number, the statute then has an article number and then statute number. For example, the Child in Need of Care (CINC) code is in article 22 of chapter 38. So a CINC statute might be cited as "K.S.A. 38-2202."

Child in Need of Care
Chapter 38, Article 22

  1. K.S.A. 38-2202. Definitions.
  2. K.S.A. 38-2223. Reports of abuse; duties of agencies.
  3. K.S.A. 38-2231. Child under 18, when law enforcement officers may take into custody.
  4. K.S.A. 38-2255. Authorized dispositions.

Juvenile Offender Code
Chapter 38, Article 23

  1. K.S.A. 38-2302. Definitions.
  2. K.S.A. 38-1606. Right to an attorney.
  3. K.S.A. 38-2309. Court records.
  4. K.S.A. 38-2310. Records of law enforcement.
  5. K.S.A. 38-2311. Treatment records.]
  6. K.S.A. 38-2312. Expungement of records.
  7. K.S.A. 38-2330. Juvenile taken into custody; procedures.
  8. K.S.A. 38-2347. Prosecution as an adult.

Compulsory Attendance (Truancy)
Chapter 72, Articles 9 (special education) and 11 (regular education)

  1. K.S.A. 72-977. Special education.
  2. K.S.A. 72-1111. Compulsory school attendance; exemptions.
  3. K.S.A. 72-1113. Noncompliance; truancy procedures.