Placement with family member
Sec. 2. A juvenile court or the department shall consider placing a child alleged to be a child in need of services with an appropriate family member of the child before considering any other placement for the child.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.146-2008, SEC.581.
Placement in facility located outside child's county of residence
Sec. 3. A juvenile court or the department may not place a child in:
(1) a community based correctional facility for children;
(2) a juvenile detention facility;
(3) a secure facility;
(4) a secure private facility; or
(5) a shelter care facility;
that is located outside the child's county of residence unless placement of the child in a comparable facility with adequate services located in the child's county of residence is unavailable or the child's county of residence does not have an appropriate comparable facility with adequate services.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.146-2008, SEC.582.