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Valparaiso CHINS, DCS, DCFS - Child In Need Of Services Attorney
Serving Porter County, Lake County, LaPorte County, Jasper County, Starke County & Northwest Indiana
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Christina Maas has successfully represented numerous cases involving children in need of service cases, wherein children have been removed from a parent, guardian, or custodian. Child welfare is a serious topic. In order to help ensure that children receive the care and treatment they need, it is possible to label certain children as a “child in need of services” (CHINS).
Who might be considered a Child In Need of Services?
These can include any of the following:
The child is significantly endangered due to an injury (that was or was not caused by the parents)
The child is currently living in a home where the manufacture of illegal drugs is taking place
The child is shown to be a danger, either to himself or to others
The child has been repeatedly disruptive during school and their parents failed to participate in disciplinary proceedings
The child has been the victim of a sex offense
The child was born with disorders brought on by the mother taking drugs or drinking alcohol during her pregnancy