Criminal law matters

H.E.A. 1270, P.L. 144 Effective: §§1 & 33-34 effective March 19, 2018, §§2-32 effective July 1, 2018 Section 1 requires the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana to study the topic of what specific authority a law enforcement officer has in … [Read more...]

Foster parent bill of rights

S.E.A. 233, P.L. 13 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires the Department of Child Services (department), in collaboration with: (1) current foster parents; (2) child placing agencies; and (3) other individuals and organizations with expertise in foster care services; to … [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...]

Department of Child Services

S.E.A. 428, P.L. 105 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires the Department of Child Services (department) to describe in a child's case plan any efforts made by the department to coordinate with school officials in developing the case plan, if efforts to coordinate with … [Read more...]