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IC 31-34-7
     Chapter 7. Information About Children in Need of Services, Investigation, and Preliminary Inquiry

IC 31-34-7-1
Preliminary inquiry
    
Sec. 1. A person may give an intake officer written information indicating that a child is a child in need of services. If the intake officer has reason to believe that the child is a child in need of services, the intake officer shall make a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the interests of the child require further action. Whenever practicable, the preliminary inquiry should include information on the child's background, current status, and school performance.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.17.

IC 31-34-7-2
Provision of preliminary inquiry and recommendation to attorney for department
    
Sec. 2. The intake officer shall send to the attorney for the department a copy of the preliminary inquiry. The intake officer shall recommend whether to:
        (1) file a petition;
        (2) informally adjust the case;
        (3) refer the child to another agency; or
        (4) dismiss the case.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.145-2006, SEC.293; P.L.146-2008, SEC.583.

IC 31-34-7-3
Decision whether to request authorization to file petition
    
Sec. 3. The person representing the interests of the state and receiving the preliminary inquiry and recommendations shall decide whether to request authorization to file a petition. This decision is final only as to the office of the person making the decision.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.17.

IC 31-34-7-4
Access by accused to report
    
Sec. 4. A person who is accused of committing child abuse or neglect is entitled under IC 31-33-18-2(14) to access to a report relevant to an alleged accusation.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.17.