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...]

Department of Child Services matters

H.E.A. 1198, P.L. 243 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "child", for purposes of provisions regarding the filing of a petition to terminate a parent-child relationship involving a delinquent child or a child in need of services, as an individual who is: (1) less than … [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...]

Kinship care navigator report

H.E.A. 1500, P.L. 106 Effective July 1, 2019 Adds new sections, Ind. Code § 31-9-2-72.7 to provide DCS is to assist kinship caregivers in learning about, finding, and use of programs to meet the need of kinship caregivers and children and adds Ind. Code § … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

For amend and vote only, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard HB 1006 on the Department of Child Services (DCS) sponsored by Sen. Houchin. This bill: provides that an older youth who received foster care is eligible to receive collaborative care services until … [Read more...]