Department of Child Services

H.E.A. 1434, P.L. 104-2015
Effective: July 1, 2015

Makes changes to the child services and juvenile laws concerning the following:

  • criminal history background checks;
  • exception of certain governmental employees to licensing or certification requirements of social workers and counselors;
  • the responsibilities of the Department of Child Services;
  • transitional services plans for certain individuals receiving foster care or collaborative care;
  • regional service strategic plans;
  • foster care;
  • detention of children alleged to be children in needs of services;
  • case plans for children in need of services;
  • dispositional decrees and review of disposition decrees concerning children in needs of services;
  • dispositional decrees and review of dispositional decrees concerning delinquent children. Repeals provisions concerning local plans for the provision of child protection services.

The full law is available at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1434