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...]

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...]