Indiana Judicial Center
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Angela Reid-Brown
Court Improvement Program Administrator

Pho: 317.232.1313
angela.reid-brown@courts.in.gov

Mike Commons
Staff Attorney, Division of State Court Administration

Pho: 317.233.1579
Michael.commons@courts.in.gov

Indiana Judicial Center > Court Improvement Program > Timeliness Measures Court Performance Timeliness Measures

States receiving federal Court Improvement Program funds, including Indiana, are now required to collect five timeliness measures for all TPR and CHINS cases.  All trial courts exercising jurisdiction over Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases are being asked to report on these measures for all qualifying cases in their jurisdiction.

The measures are:

  1. Time to permanent placement
  2. Time to first permanency hearing
  3. Time to the filing of the termination of parental rights petition
  4. Time to termination of parental rights
  5. Time to all subsequent permanency hearings.

The instructions and form for courts exercising CHINS and TPR jurisdiction to report on these measures are available below.  The form contains formulas that will calculate the measures needed.  It has three worksheets, which can be reached by the tabs at the bottom of the page. 

Please download the form and instructions, fill out the form, and email it to michael.commons@courts.in.gov according to the schedule below.

Deadlines:

January 10, 2015
Report due for first quarter cases (all cases in which the wardship was terminated between October 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014)

Timeliness Forms

Court Performance Measurements Presentations and Video