Definitions for "Protective Custody"
The placement of an individual by the legal authorities in a facility to prevent the person from danger of harm by others or from self-inflicted injury.
Emergency, temporary custody by a child welfare agency, police agency, or hospital for reasons of immanent danger to the child. A hearing must be held for the benefit of the parents within a few days.
Family Court action; refers to the emergency removal of a child from the custody of the parents or guardian
Administrative segregation of an offender based on specific verifiable information due to an offender's high risk of being assaulted or victimized based on the nature/notoriety of crime, physical/mental vulnerability or situations arising during incarceration.