Authors: Representative Wendy McNamara
Co-authors: Representative Kevin Mahan, Representative Matt Pierce, Representative Linda Lawson, Representative Sue Errington, Representative Karlee Macer, Representative Sheila Klinker, Representative Terri Jo Austin, Representative Christina Hale, Representative Robin Shackleford, Representative Gail Riecken, Representative Cindy Kirchhofer, Representative Julie Olthoff, Representative Holli Sullivan
Sponsors: Senator Randall Head, Senator Rodric Bray, Senator Erin Houchin
Co-Sponsors: Senator Vaneta Becker, Senator Dennis Kruse, Senator Jean Breaux, Senator Jon Ford, Senator Ronald Grooms, Senator Earline Rogers, Senator Liz Brown, Senator Jean Leising, Senator Karen Tallian, Senator Amanda Banks, Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Joseph Zakas, Senator Lonnie Randolph
Requires that in a child in need of services (CHINS) determination, a court shall determine if the child has been adjudicated as a delinquent child. Requires that in a delinquency determination, a court shall determine if the child is a child in need of services. Provides that if a child is a child in need of services and has been adjudicated as a delinquent child, a court may determine if the department of child services or the probation department of the court shall be the lead agency supervising the child. Creates procedures to determine whether a child should be assessed by a dual status assessment team. Creates dual status assessment teams that will assess certain children and make recommendations to a juvenile court whether the court should proceed with applicable child in need of service petitions and delinquency petitions.