The Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Timeliness Measures were established by Administrative Rule 1 (F) in order to track and measure court performance in CHINS and Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases. The performance measures are based on the guidelines of the federal Court Improvement Program and are a part of the requirements of the program. They also provide an opportunity for courts to check their own performance and timeliness in CHINS and TPR cases. Effective July 1, 2014, every court with CHINS jurisdiction is required to report quarterly on the timeliness measures.
The timeliness 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. If you are submitting a late report from the previous fiscal year, please use the Instructions for the Previous Year. If you are submitting a report for the current quarter, please use the Instructions for the Current Year.
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, 2015
Report due for third quarter cases (all cases in which the wardship was terminated between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015).