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CHINS Benchbook Forms

The following forms comply with provisions of HEA 1001, 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: March 12, 2021


Department of Child Services Reports


Reporting and Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect


Informal Adjustment and Voluntary Placement


Detention and Custody Decisions


CHINS Petition and Initial Hearing


Fact-Finding


Disposition


Court Orders to Parents


Post-Disposition


Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)


Dual Status


Indian Child Welfare Act


Records, Confidentiality, and Expungement


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