Female genital mutilation

S.E.A. 240, P.L. 51 Effective: July 1, 2021 In relevant part: Provides that a child is a child in need of services if before the child becomes 18 years of age the child is a victim of female genital mutilation. Provides that a person who: (1) knowingly or … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

S.E.A. 1, P.L. 210 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 31-9-2-76.5, the definition of long-term foster parent, providing if the foster parent provided foster care and supervision for at least twelve (12) of the most recent months, at least fifteen (15) of … [Read more...]

State budget [§§238-239]

H.E.A. 1001, P.L. 108 Effective: July 1, 2019 Beginning October 1, 2019, DCS shall use a per diem model to reimburse community-based providers for providing family preservation services. Adds a new section, Ind. Code § 31-33-8-16 to provide after an investigation by … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

H.E.A. 1006, P.L. 198 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code 31-9-2-129.5, Ind. Code § 31-25-2-21, Ind. Code §§ 31-28-5.8-4 and 5 to provide an older youth who received foster care is eligible to receive collaborative care services until the individual becomes 21 … [Read more...]

Parental incarceration

H.E.A. 1432, P.L. 258 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that a child in need of services (CHINS) case plan must include a description and discussion of: (1) the services and treatment available to an incarcerated parent at the facility at which the parent is … [Read more...]

Parental incarceration

The Senate Committee on Family and Children Services heard HB 1432 sponsored by Senator Young regarding parental incarceration. The bill provides that: a child in need of services (CHINS) case plan must include a description and discussion of the services and … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The Senate Family & Children Services Committee heard SB 1 authored by Sen. Houchin on the Department of Child Services (DCS). The bill would make several changes: All decisions made by DCS or the courts shall be made in consideration of the best interests of … [Read more...]