As an Indiana CHINS lawyer, we represent our clients interests in Indiana CPS/DCS cases.In the area of Indiana DCS law, a Child in Need of Services is the following:
Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-34-1-1
Sec. 1 A child is a child in need of services if before the child becomes eighteen (18) years of age:
(1) the child’s physical or mental condition is seriously impaired or seriously endangered as a result of the inability, refusal, or neglect of the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian to supply the child with necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, or supervision; and
(2) the child needs care, treatment, or rehabilitation that:
(A) the child is not receiving; and
(B) is unlikely to be provided or accepted without the coercive intervention of the court.