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...]

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...]

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...]

Plan for the permanent placement of a child

he House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 49, sponsored by Rep. Zent, on requiring the filing of a plan for the permanent placement of a child when a petition for termination of parental rights is filed with a court. Representatives of FSSA and … [Read more...]

Terminating the parent-child relationship

H.E.A. 1064, P.L. 64 Effective: July 1, 2016 Allows a parent who is the victim of an act of rape from which a child was conceived to file a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship between the child and the alleged perpetrator of the act of rape. Requires … [Read more...]

Terminating the parent-child relationship

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1064, sponsored by Sen. Charbonneau, concerning terminating the parent-child relationship when the child is conceived during a rape. This bill extends to the parent who was the victim of the rape the opportunity to file a … [Read more...]