Children in need of services

S.E.A. 381, P.L. 71 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that a child who is: (1) a victim of certain offenses; and (2) unlikely to receive necessary care, treatment, or rehabilitation without the intervention of the court; is a child in need of services. Provides that … [Read more...]

Juvenile reports

S.E.A. 402, P.L. 62 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires CHINS pre-dispositional reports, reports prepared by the state for the juvenile court’s review of the court’s dispositional decree or use at a CHINS periodic case review be provided at least 48 hours before a … [Read more...]

Children in need of services

The House Committee on Family, Children, and Human Affairs heard SB 381 sponsored by Rep. McNamara about children in need of services. The bill provides that a child who is: (1) a victim of certain offenses; and (2) unlikely to receive necessary care, treatment, or … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The House Committee on Family, Children, and Human Affairs heard SB 428 sponsored by Rep. DeVon about the Department of Child Services. The bill requires DCS to describe in a child's case plan any efforts made to coordinate with school officials in developing the case … [Read more...]

Maximum number of foster children

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 184 sponsored by Rep. Sullivan and Rep Judy on the maximum number of foster children. The bill increases the number of children who may be supervised in a foster family home from five to six. A … [Read more...]

Children in need of services.

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 381 authored by Sen. Messmer on children in need of services (CHINS). The author explained that when one child in the home is sexually abused, all children in the home are removed; however, if one child is … [Read more...]