States receiving federal Court Improvement Program funds, including Indiana, are now required to collect five timeliness measures for all TPR and CHINS cases. All trial courts exercising jurisdiction over Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases are being asked to report on these measures for all qualifying cases in their jurisdiction.
The measures are:
The instructions and form for courts exercising CHINS and TPR jurisdiction to report on these measures are available below. The form contains formulas that will calculate the measures needed. It has three worksheets, which can be reached by the tabs at the bottom of the page.
Please download the form and instructions, fill out the form, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org according to the schedule below.
July 10, 2013
Report due for first quarter cases (all cases in which the wardship was terminated between October 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012)
October 10, 2013
Report due for the 2013 Federal fiscal year (all cases in which the wardship was terminated between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013)