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CHINS: Children In Need of Services in Indiana

This section of the Children’s Law Center of Indiana contains papers, articles, and sections of the 2001 and 2014 Deskbooks on statutes, case law, and other information pertaining to Children In Need of Services (CHINS) law. Please click on the desired topic in order to view more information.

Case Law Updates

Case law updates are synopses of published decisions of the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Courts of Appeals. They contain discussions of children’s legal issues pertaining to CHINS law. In the synopses, the holdings deemed significant to CHINS law are in bold type. These updates do not substitute for a thorough review of the case law on the topic and the individual opinions by a licensed Indiana attorney.

CHINS Primer

The CHINS Primer provides information on statutes and case law for Indiana judges and attorneys who practice in other areas of law that are impacted by CHINS law.  The CHINS Primer 2018 is the most up-to-date version.

CHINS Papers and Articles

CHINS in the CHINS Deskbooks

This section highlights the parts of the 2001 CHINS Deskbook and the 2014 Cumulative Supplement which are most relevant to CHINS Law in Indiana.

Legal Disclaimer

This website is not professional legal advice. Accessing information on this website does not create an attorney-client relationship between the viewer and Derelle Watson-Duvall Children’s Law Center of Indiana. Viewers should consult their own attorneys before taking or failing to take legal action based on content provided in this website.