Department of Child Services reporting

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 131 on Department of Child Services reporting authored by Sen. Broden and Sen. Grooms.  Sen. Broden stated this legislation would define near fatalities to include "life threatening" injuries.”  “Life … [Read more...]

Notification of abuse or neglect assessment

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 159 on notification of abuse or neglect assessment authored by Sen. Banks and Sen. Grooms.  This bill requires notification to the U.S. Department of Defense if a child of a parent, guardian or custodian on … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services matters

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 305 on Department of Child Services matters authored by Sen. Head. This bill makes a child who is a victim of human trafficking a new CHINS category, and other CHINS changes. It also removes a requirement that a … [Read more...]