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...]

Department of Child Services matters

For amend and vote only, the Senate Family and Children Committee heard HB 1198, sponsored by Sen. Grooms, on Department of Child Services (DCS) matters, which generally provides for implementation of requirements from the federal Families First Prevention and Services … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard HB 1006, sponsored by Sen. Houchin, about changes to the Indiana Department of Child Services.  This legislation, based on the Child Welfare Group (CWG) report: Creates a new third category of caseload for a … [Read more...]