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CHINS Benchbook Forms

The following forms comply with provisions of Ind. Code ยง 31-34-5-3, which requires that court orders include "language approved and recommended by the judicial conference of Indiana in relation to removal or detention." Failure to adopt language from these forms, most significantly the federal IV-E language, may result in your county being liable for the costs of placement of a child.

The forms below are available in Microsoft Word format. To view and print Word documents, you must have Microsoft Word installed on your computer.

Forms last updated or newly approved: June 28, 2024

Informal Adjustment and Voluntary Placement

Detention and Custody Decisions

CHINS Petition and Initial Hearing




Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)

Dual Status

Indian Child Welfare Act

Records, Confidentiality, and Expungement

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