Individuals who are involved in a persistent pattern of violence, intimidation, or sexual or emotional abuse which is directed against members of their families or significant others who are living in their homes; or who are involved in intentional cruelty to animals.
Individuals who are serving sentences in correctional facilities for criminal offences.
Individuals younger than age 18 who have violated federal or provincial laws or municipal or local ordinances; who, without just cause, have run away from home; who are beyond the control of parents, guardians or other custodians; who have engaged in indecent or immoral conduct; who have been habitually truant or, while in school, continually and overtly defiant of school rules and regulations; or who have violated any lawful order of the court.
Individuals who have committed rape or other sexual assault, nonfamilial child sexual assault, indecent exposure, voyeurism or other sexual offences.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.