Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 31-33-2-2.

Synopsis: Child protection services employee identification. Requires a local child protection service to provide identification cards to its employees.

Effective: July 1, 2005.


    January 18, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-33-2-2; (05)IN1587.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-33-2-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2. The local child protection service:
        (1) must have sufficient qualified and trained staff to fulfill the purpose of this article;
        (2) must be organized to maximize the continuity of responsibility, care, and service of individual caseworkers toward individual children and families;
        (3) must provide training to representatives of the child protective services system regarding the legal duties of the representatives, which may consist of various methods of informing the representatives of their duties, in order to protect the legal rights and safety of children and families from the initial time of contact during the investigation through treatment; and
        (4) must provide training to representatives of the child protective services system regarding the constitutional rights of the child's family, including a child's guardian or custodian, that is the

subject of an investigation of child abuse or neglect consistent with the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, 1, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana; and
        (5) must provide each employee with an identification card that:
            (A) indicates:
                (i) the employee's name;
                (ii) that the employee is an agent for a local child protection service; and
                (iii) the address and telephone number of the local child protection service; and

            (B) includes a photograph of the employee.