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Children In Need of Services (CHINS)

LEWIS COUNTY JUVENILE COURT

CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES LEGISLATION

R.C.W. l3.32A Effective 7/23/95

CHINS Handout

Child In Need of Services (CHINS) means a juvenile:

1. Who is beyond the control of his or her parent such that the child’s behavior endangers thehealth, safety, or welfare of the child or other person;

2. Who has been reported to law enforcement as absent without consent for at least 24 consecutive hours from the parent’s home, a crisis residential center, an out-of-home placement, or a court-ordered placement on two or more separate occasions; and

3. Who is in need of necessary services, including food, shelter, health care, clothing, educational, or services designed to maintain or reunite the family;