1215.060.00 Processing of Court Dispositions from Sam Pratt's Law

CD12-102 – October 5, 2012

Section 544.456 RSMo, known as "Sam Pratt's"  law, allows any court involved in a case of abuse, neglect, or death of a child to impose as a condition of release that the defendant is prohibited from providing child care services for compensation pending final disposition of the case.   Additionally, the court is required to notify the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Department of Social Services (DSS) when an order is filed, as well as the final disposition of the case.  If charges are filed with the court having jurisdiction and an order is filed, notification to DSS by the court should be addressed to:

Department of Social Services
Children's Division
Early Childhood and Prevention Services
P.O. Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103-0088

Upon receipt of the filing of the order, the Children's Division, Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section will complete the following: