Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-34-1-1

Sec. 1 . A child is a child in need of services if before the child becomes eighteen (18) years of age:

(1) the child's physical or mental condition is seriously impaired or seriously endangered as a result of the inability, refusal, or neglect of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian to supply the child with necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, or supervision;  and

(2) the child needs care, treatment, or rehabilitation that:

(A) the child is not receiving;  and

(B) is unlikely to be provided or accepted without the coercive intervention of the court.


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