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The CHINS Deskbook

Kids’ Voice of Indiana authors and publishes a comprehensive reference guide called the CHINS (Children in Need of Services) Deskbook. The CHINS Deskbook is designed for attorneys, judges and social service professionals. This publication is a highly valuable resource that provides statutes and case law in the areas of CHINS, Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship, Guardianship/Third Party Custody, Adoption, Paternity, and CASA/GAL.

The 2001 CHINS Deskbook is the original text, while the 2014 Supplement contains only information that has been updated or changed. The 2014 Cumulative Supplement should be read in conjunction with the 2001 CHINS Deskbook, in order to gain a complete overview of a topic.

Online copies of these publications can be viewed below. Printed copies of both the 2001 CHINS Deskbook and the 2014 Cumulative Supplement are available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please contact the Children’s Law Center at (317) 558-2870 ext 323.

Kids’ Voice thanks the Lilly Endowment for its generous funding of the CHINS Deskbook.

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.