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...]

Child victim of human or sexual trafficking

The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs heard Rep. Engleman’s HB 1075 regarding child victims of human or sexual trafficking.  This bill as filed would eliminate the requirement that the child admit or deny being a victim of human or sexual trafficking … [Read more...]

Parental incarceration

The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs heard HB 1432 authored by Rep. Macer on parental incarceration.  The bill as introduced: Provides that a parent who is incarcerated must be allowed to participate in person in child in need of services … [Read more...]

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...]