Dispositional Hearing

 

IC 31-37-18 and IC 31-37-19


Chapter 18. Dispositional Hearing

IC 31-37-18-1
    Sec. 1. The juvenile court shall hold a dispositional hearing to consider the following:
        (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, rehabilitation, or placement of the child.
        (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of the participation by a parent, a guardian, or a custodian in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child.
        (3) The financial responsibility of the parent or guardian of the estate for services provided for the parent or guardian or the child.

IC 31-37-18-1.1
    Sec. 1.1. At a dispositional hearing under this chapter, the person that prepared the predispositional report:
        (1) must be present; and
        (2) must present testimony when requested to explain how the individuals participating in the conference described in IC 31-37-17:
            (A) examined the available options; and
            (B) recommended the options that most closely coincide with the guidelines provided in IC 31-37-17-4.

IC 31-37-18-2
    Sec. 2. (a) Any predispositional report may be admitted into evidence to the extent that the report contains evidence of probative value even if the report would otherwise be excluded.
    (b) If a report contains information that should not be released to the child or the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, a factual summary of the report may be admitted.
    (c) The:
        (1) child;
        (2) child's parent, guardian, or custodian; and
        (3) person representing the interests of the state;
shall be given a fair opportunity to controvert any part of the report admitted into evidence.

IC 31-37-18-3
    Sec. 3. If it appears to the juvenile court that a child is mentally ill, the court may:
        (1) refer the matter to the court having probate jurisdiction for civil commitment proceedings under IC 12-26; or
        (2) initiate a civil commitment proceeding under IC 12-26.

IC 31-37-18-4

    Sec. 4. If:
        (1) a child is referred to a probate court;
        (2) the juvenile court initiates a commitment proceeding; or
        (3) the court transfers a commitment proceeding under IC 12-26-1-4;
the juvenile court shall discharge the child or continue the court's proceedings under the juvenile law. However, if the child is under the custody or supervision of a county office of family and children, the juvenile court may not release the county office from the obligations of the county office to the child pending the outcome of the proceeding under IC 12-26.

IC 31-37-18-5
    Sec. 5. If the court authorizes a child who is under the custody or supervision of a county office of family and children to be placed in a state institution (as defined in IC 12-7-2-184) for voluntary treatment in accordance with IC 12-26-3, the court may not release the county office from obligations of the county office to the child until a parent, guardian, or other responsible person approved by the court assumes the obligations.

IC 31-37-18-6
    Sec. 6. If consistent with the safety of the community and the best interest of the child, the juvenile court shall enter a dispositional decree that:
        (1) is:
            (A) in the least restrictive (most family like) and most appropriate setting available; and
            (B) close to the parents' home, consistent with the best interest and special needs of the child;
        (2) least interferes with family autonomy;
        (3) is least disruptive of family life;
        (4) imposes the least restraint on the freedom of the child and the child's parent, guardian, or custodian; and
        (5) provides a reasonable opportunity for participation by the child's parent, guardian, or custodian.

IC 31-37-18-7

    Sec. 7. The juvenile court shall send a copy of the dispositional report described in section 10 of this chapter to each person who receives placement or wardship of the child.

IC 31-37-18-8 Sec. 8. The juvenile court shall advise the child and the child's parent, guardian, or custodian of the procedures under IC 31-37-22.

IC 31-37-18-9
    Sec. 9. The juvenile court shall accompany the court's dispositional decree with written findings and conclusions upon the record concerning the following:
        (1) The needs of the child for care, treatment, rehabilitation, or placement.
        (2) The need for participation by the parent, guardian, or custodian in the plan of care for the child.
        (3) The court's reasons for the disposition.

IC 31-37-19


Chapter 19. Dispositional Decrees

IC 31-37-19-1
    Sec. 1. If a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-2, the juvenile court may enter one (1) or more of the following dispositional decrees:
        (1) Order supervision of the child by the probation department or the county office of family and children.
        (2) Order the child to receive outpatient treatment:
            (A) at a social service agency or a psychological, a psychiatric, a medical, or an educational facility; or
            (B) from an individual practitioner.
        (3) Remove the child from the child's home and place the child in another home or shelter care facility. Placement under this subdivision includes authorization to control and discipline the child.
        (4) Award wardship to a person or shelter care facility. Wardship under this subdivision does not include the right to consent to the child's adoption.
        (5) Partially or completely emancipate the child under section 27 of this chapter.
        (6) Order:
            (A) the child; or
            (B) the child's parent, guardian, or custodian;
        to receive family services.
        (7) Order a person who is a party to refrain from direct or indirect contact with the child.

IC 31-37-19-2
    Sec. 2. If a court enters a dispositional decree under section 1(7) of this chapter:
        (1) the clerk of the court that enters a dispositional decree under section 1(7) of this chapter shall comply with IC 5-2-9; and
        (2) the petitioner shall file a confidential form prescribed or approved by the division of state court administration with the clerk.

IC 31-37-19-3
    Sec. 3. A court may not place a child who is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-2 in a shelter care facility that is located outside the child's county of residence unless:
        (1) placement of the child in a shelter care facility with adequate services located in the child's county of residence is unavailable; or
        (2) the child's county of residence does not have an appropriate shelter care facility with adequate services.


 IC 31-37-19-4   

     Sec. 4. (a) This section applies if a child:
        (1) is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-2 due to the commission of a delinquent act under IC 31-37-2-3 (or IC 31-6-4-1(a)(3) before its repeal); and
        (2) has been previously determined to be a delinquent child under IC 31-37-2 (or IC 31-6-4-1(b)(2) before its repeal) due to the commission of a delinquent act under IC 31-37-2-3 (or IC 31-6-4-1(a)(3) before its repeal).
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the juvenile court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles to invalidate the child's driver's license or permit for a period specified by the court that is not less than ninety (90) days but not more than one (1) year.

IC 31-37-19-5
    Sec. 5. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1.
    (b) The juvenile court may, in addition to an order under section 6 of this chapter, enter at least one (1) of the following dispositional decrees:
        (1) Order supervision of the child by:
            (A) the probation department; or
            (B) the county office of family and children.
    As a condition of probation under this subdivision, the juvenile court shall after a determination under IC 5-2-12-4 require a child who is adjudicated a delinquent child for an act that would be an offense described in IC 5-2-12-4 if committed by an adult to register with a local law enforcement authority under IC 5-2-12.
        (2) Order the child to receive outpatient treatment:
            (A) at a social service agency or a psychological, a psychiatric, a medical, or an educational facility; or
            (B) from an individual practitioner.
        (3) Order the child to surrender the child's driver's license to the court for a specified period of time.
        (4) Order the child to pay restitution if the victim provides reasonable evidence of the victim's loss, which the child may challenge at the dispositional hearing.
        (5) Partially or completely emancipate the child under section 27 of this chapter.
        (6) Order the child to attend an alcohol and drug services program established under IC 12-23-14.
        (7) Order the child to perform community restitution or service for a specified period of time.
        (8) Order wardship of the child as provided in section 9 of this chapter.

IC 31-37-19-6

      Sec. 6. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1.
    (b) Except as provided in section 10 of this chapter, the juvenile court may:
        (1) enter any dispositional decree specified in section 5 of this chapter; and
        (2) take any of the following actions:
            (A) Award wardship to:
                (i) the department of correction for housing in a correctional facility for children; or
                (ii) a community based correctional facility for children.
            Wardship under this subdivision does not include the right to consent to the child's adoption.
            (B) If the child is less than seventeen (17) years of age, order confinement in a juvenile detention facility for not more than the lesser of:
                (i) ninety (90) days; or
                (ii) the maximum term of imprisonment that could have been imposed on the child if the child had been convicted as an adult offender for the act that the child committed under IC 31-37-1 (or IC 31-6-4-1(b)(1) before its repeal).
            (C) If the child is at least seventeen (17) years of age, order confinement in a juvenile detention facility for not more than the lesser of:
                (i) one hundred twenty (120) days; or
                (ii) the maximum term of imprisonment that could have been imposed on the child if the child had been convicted as an adult offender for the act that the child committed under IC 31-37-1 (or IC 31-6-4-1(b)(1) before its repeal).
            (D) Remove the child from the child's home and place the child in another home or shelter care facility. Placement under this subdivision includes authorization to control and discipline the child.
            (E) Award wardship to a person or shelter care facility. Wardship under this subdivision does not include the right to consent to the child's adoption.
            (F) Place the child in a secure private facility for children licensed under the laws of a state. Placement under this subdivision includes authorization to control and discipline the child.
            (G) Order a person who is a respondent in a proceeding under IC 31-37-16 to refrain from direct or indirect contact with the child.

IC 31-37-19-7
    Sec. 7. (a) With respect to a wardship awarded under section 6(b)(2)(A) of this chapter, a child may not be awarded to the department of correction, if the child:
        (1) except as provided by subsection (b), is:
            (A) less than twelve (12) years of age; or

            (B) at least eighteen (18) years of age;
        at the time of the dispositional decree; or
        (2) was determined to be a delinquent child because the child violated IC 7.1-5-7.
    (b) A wardship may be awarded to the department of correction if the child:
        (1) is ten (10) or eleven (11) years of age; and
        (2) is found to have committed an act that would have been murder if committed by an adult.
    (c) The department of correction may not confine a delinquent child, except as provided in IC 11-10-2-10, at:
        (1) an adult correctional facility; or
        (2) a shelter care facility;
that houses persons charged with, imprisoned for, or incarcerated for crimes unless the child is restricted to an area of the facility where the child may have not more than haphazard or incidental sight or sound contact with persons charged with, imprisoned for, or incarcerated for crimes.

IC 31-37-19-8
    Sec. 8. (a) Confinement under section 6(b)(2)(B) of this chapter may be continuous or intermittent, including confinement at night or on weekends.
    (b) A child may not be sent to a juvenile detention facility that fails to meet standards established by law.

IC 31-37-19-9
    Sec. 9. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1.
    (b) After a juvenile court makes a determination under IC 5-2-12-4, the juvenile court may, in addition to an order under section 6 of this chapter, and if the child:
        (1) is at least thirteen (13) years of age and less than sixteen (16) years of age; and
        (2) committed an act that, if committed by an adult, would be:
            (A) murder (IC 35-42-1-1);
            (B) kidnapping (IC 35-42-3-2);
            (C) rape (IC 35-42-4-1);
            (D) criminal deviate conduct (IC 35-42-4-2); or
            (E) robbery (IC 35-42-5-1) if the robbery was committed while armed with a deadly weapon or if the robbery resulted in bodily injury or serious bodily injury;
order wardship of the child to the department of correction for a fixed period that is not longer than the date the child becomes eighteen (18) years of age, subject to IC 11-10-2-10.
    (c) Notwithstanding IC 11-10-2-5, the department of correction may not reduce the period ordered under this section (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(b)(8) before its repeal).

IC 31-37-19-10
    Sec. 10. (a) This section applies to a child who:
        (1) is adjudicated a delinquent child for an act that if committed by an adult would be:
            (A) a felony against a person;
            (B) a Class A or Class B felony that is a controlled substances offense under IC 35-48-4-1 through IC 35-48-4-5; or
            (C) burglary as a Class A or Class B felony under IC 35-43-2-1;
        (2) is at least fourteen (14) years of age at the time the child committed the act for which the child is being placed; and
        (3) has two (2) unrelated prior adjudications of delinquency for acts that would be felonies if committed by an adult.
    (b) A court may place the child in a facility authorized under this chapter for not more than two (2) years.
    (c) Notwithstanding IC 11-10-2-5, the department of correction may not reduce the period ordered under this section (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(n) before its repeal).

IC 31-37-19-11
    Sec. 11. If a child:
        (1) is adjudicated a delinquent child for a delinquent act; and
        (2) becomes a ward of the department of correction under this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9 before its repeal);
the department of correction may not at any time during the child's confinement impose a departmental classification system on the child that would cause the child to be confined in a correctional facility for longer than the period of confinement under a departmental classification system that existed on the date that the child committed the delinquent act.

IC 31-37-19-12
    Sec. 12. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be:
        (1) a sex crime listed in IC 35-38-1-7.1(e) and the crime created an epidemiologically demonstrated risk of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as described in IC 35-38-1-7.1(b)(8); or
        (2) an offense related to controlled substances listed in IC 35-38-1-7.1(f) if the offense involved:
            (A) the delivery by a person to another person; or
            (B) the use by a person on another person;
        of a contaminated sharp (as defined in IC 16-41-16-2) or other paraphernalia that creates an epidemiologically demonstrated risk of transmission of HIV by involving percutaneous contact.
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the child to undergo a screening test for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    (c) If the screening test indicates the presence of antibodies to HIV, the court shall order the child to undergo a confirmatory test.
    (d) If the confirmatory test confirms the presence of the HIV antibodies, the court shall report the results to the state department of health.
    (e) The state department of health shall do the following:
        (1) Notify victims of the crimes listed in IC 35-38-1-7.1(e) and IC 35-38-1-7.1(f) of the HIV screening results.
        (2) Provide counseling regarding HIV and a referral for appropriate health care to the victims.

IC 31-37-19-13
    Sec. 13. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be:
        (1) dealing in:
            (A) a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9); or
            (B) a counterfeit substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-10);
        (2) possessing:
            (A) a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9); or
            (B) a prescription drug (as defined in IC 35-48-1-25);
        for which the child does not have a prescription; or
        (3) conspiring to commit an act described in subdivision (1) or (2).
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles to invalidate the child's operator's license or permit for a period specified by the court of at least six (6) months but not more than one (1) year from the time the child would otherwise be eligible for a learner's permit.

IC 31-37-19-14
    Sec. 14. (a) This section applies if:
        (1) a child has been previously determined to be a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 (or IC 31-6-4-1(b)(1) before its repeal) due to the commission of a delinquent act described in section 13(a)(1), 13(a)(2), or 13(a)(3) of this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(d)(1), IC 31-6-4-15.9(d)(2), or IC 31-6-4-15.9(d)(3) before its repeal); or
        (2) the delinquent act described in section 13(a)(1), 13(a)(2), or 13(a)(3) of this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(d)(1), IC 31-6-4-15.9(d)(2), or IC 31-6-4-15.9(d)(3) before its repeal) was committed:
            (A) on school property;
            (B) within one thousand (1,000) feet of school property; or
            (C) on a school bus.
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles to invalidate the child's operator's license for a period specified by the court of at least six (6) months but not more than two (2) years from the time the child would otherwise be eligible for a learner's permit.

IC 31-37-19-15
    Sec. 15. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be:
        (1) dealing in:
            (A) a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9); or
            (B) a counterfeit substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-10);
        (2) possessing:
            (A) a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9); or
            (B) a prescription drug (as defined in IC 35-48-1-25);
        for which the child does not have a prescription; or
        (3) conspiring to commit an act described in subdivision (1) or (2).
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles not to issue the child a learner's permit for a period specified by the court of at least six (6) months but not more than one (1) year from the time the child would otherwise be eligible for a learner's permit.

IC 31-37-19-16
    Sec. 16. (a) This section applies if:
        (1) a child has been previously determined to be a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 (or IC 31-6-4-1(b)(1) before its repeal) due to the commission of a delinquent act described in section 15(a)(1), 15(a)(2), or 15(a)(3) of this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(e)(1), IC 31-6-4-15.9(e)(2), or IC 31-6-4-15.9(e)(3) before its repeal); or
        (2) the delinquent act described in section 15(a)(1), 15(a)(2), or 15(a)(3) of this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(e)(1), IC 31-6-4-15.9(e)(2), or IC 31-6-4-15.9(e)(3) before its repeal) was committed:
            (A) on school property;
            (B) within one thousand (1,000) feet of school property; or
            (C) on a school bus.
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles not to issue the child a learner's permit for a period specified by the court of at least six (6) months but not more than two (2) years from the time the child would otherwise be eligible for a learner's permit.

IC 31-37-19-17
    Sec. 17. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be criminal mischief or institutional criminal mischief under IC 35-43-1-2 that involves the use of graffiti.

    (b) The juvenile court may, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles to:
        (1) suspend the child's operator's license; or
        (2) invalidate the child's learner's permit;
for one (1) year beginning the date of the order.

IC 31-37-19-17.3
    Sec. 17.3. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be an offense under IC 9-30-5.
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, recommend the suspension of the child's driving privileges as provided in IC 9-30-5. If a court recommends suspension of a child's driving privileges under this section, the bureau of motor vehicles shall comply with the recommendation of suspension as provided in IC 9-30-6-12.
    (c) If a court recommends suspension of a child's driving privileges under this section, the court may order the bureau of motor vehicles to reinstate the child's driving privileges as provided in IC 9-30-6-11.
    (d) If a juvenile court orders the bureau of motor vehicles to reinstate a child's driving privileges under subsection (c), the bureau shall comply with the order. Unless the order for reinstatement is issued as provided under IC 9-30-6-11(a)(2) because of a violation of the speedy trial provisions applicable to the juvenile court, the bureau shall also do the following:
        (1) Remove any record of the suspension from the bureau's record keeping system.
        (2) Reinstate the privileges without cost to the person.
    (e) If:
        (1) a juvenile court recommends suspension of a child's driving privileges under this section; and
        (2) the child did not refuse to submit to a chemical test offered as provided under IC 9-30-6-2 during the investigation of the delinquent act that would be an offense under IC 9-30-5 if committed by an adult;
the juvenile court may stay the execution of the suspension of the child's driving privileges and grant the child probationary driving privileges for one hundred eighty (180) days.
    (f) If a juvenile court orders a suspension under this section and the child did not refuse to submit to a chemical test offered under IC 9-30-6-2 during the investigation of the delinquent act that would have been an offense under IC 9-30-5 if committed by an adult, the juvenile court may grant the child probationary driving privileges for one hundred eighty (180) days in conformity with the procedures in IC 9-30-5-12. The standards and procedures in IC 9-30-5-11 and IC 9-30-5-13 apply to an action under this subsection.
    (g) A child whose driving privileges are suspended under this section is entitled to credit for any days during which the license was suspended under IC 31-37-5-7, if the child did not refuse to submit to a chemical test offered as provided under IC 9-30-6-2 during the investigation of the delinquent act that would be an offense under IC 9-30-5 if committed by an adult.
    (h) A period of suspension of driving privileges imposed under this section must be consecutive to any period of suspension imposed under IC 31-37-5-7. However, if the juvenile court finds in the sentencing order that it is in the best interest of society, the juvenile court may terminate all or any part of the remaining suspension under IC 31-37-5-7.
    (i) The bureau of motor vehicles may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out this section.

IC 31-37-19-17.2
    Sec. 17.2. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be a theft or criminal conversion described in IC 35-43-4-8 (fuel theft).
    (b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, order the bureau of motor vehicles to:
        (1) suspend the child's operator's license; or
        (2) invalidate the child's learner's permit;
under IC 9-25-6-21 in the same manner as the bureau of motor vehicles is required to suspend the driving privileges of a person convicted of fuel theft.

IC 31-37-19-18
    Sec. 18. If the court orders invalidation or denial of issuance of a driver's license or permit as described in IC 31-37-5-7 or section 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, or 17.3 of this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(c), IC 31-6-4-15.9(d), IC 31-6-4-15.9(e), or IC 31-6-4-15.9(f) before the repeal of IC 31-6-4-15.9):
        (1) the bureau of motor vehicles shall comply with the order for invalidation or denial of issuance; and
        (2) the child shall surrender to the court all driver's licenses or permits of the child and the court shall immediately forward the licenses or permits to the bureau of motor vehicles.
If a juvenile court recommends suspension of driving privileges under section 17.3 of this chapter, IC 9-30-6-12(b), IC 9-30-6-12(c), and IC 9-30-6-12(d) apply to the child's driving privileges.

IC 31-37-19-19
    Sec. 19. The juvenile court may:
        (1) enter an order for the maximum period of invalidation or denial of issuance under sections 13, 14, 15, and 16 of this chapter; and
        (2) following a determination that the child has committed no further delinquent acts, enter an order to allow the child to receive a license or permit before the period of invalidation or denial is completed.

IC 31-37-19-20
    Sec. 20. (a) This section applies if the juvenile court has entered an order for suspension or invalidation of an operator's license or a learner's permit under section 17 of this chapter (or IC 31-6-4-15.9(f) before its repeal).
    (b) Following a determination by the juvenile court that the child has removed or painted over the graffiti or has made other suitable restitution, the court may:
        (1) rescind the order for suspension or invalidation; and
        (2) allow the child to receive a license or permit before the period of suspension or invalidation ends.

IC 31-37-19-21
    Sec. 21. As part of a dispositional decree, a child may only be confined in a juvenile detention facility for more than thirty (30) days if the facility meets the following criteria:
        (1) The facility provides to delinquent children a program that includes recreation, education, counseling, and health care.
        (2) The program provides services and treatment to:
            (A) meet the individual needs of the delinquent child;
            (B) involve the delinquent child's family if possible; and
            (C) provide transitional services for delinquent children returning to community placement.
        (3) The program must be administered and operated by staff who are qualified through education and training to provide rehabilitation and treatment.
        (4) The juvenile detention facility must meet the state standards and licensing requirements established by 210 IAC 6.

IC 31-37-19-22
    Sec. 22. If a court issues a dispositional decree under section 6(b)(2)(G) of this chapter:
        (1) the clerk of the court shall comply with IC 5-2-9; and
        (2) the petitioner shall file a confidential form prescribed or approved by the division of state court administration with the clerk.

IC 31-37-19-23
    Sec. 23. A court may not place a child who is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 (or IC 31-6-4-1(b)(1) before its repeal) 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.

IC 31-37-19-24
    Sec. 24. If the juvenile court determines that a parent, guardian, or custodian should participate in a program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child, the court may order the parent, guardian, or custodian to:
        (1) obtain assistance in fulfilling the obligations as a parent, guardian, or custodian;
        (2) provide specified care, treatment, or supervision for the child;
        (3) work with a person providing care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and
        (4) participate in a program operated by or through the department of correction.

IC 31-37-19-25
    Sec. 25. (a) The clerk of the court that enters a dispositional decree under this article that requires a person to refrain from direct or indirect contact with a child shall provide a copy of the decree to the following:
        (1) Each party.
        (2) The sheriff.
        (3) The law enforcement agency of the municipality, if any, in which the child resides.
    (b) Each sheriff and law enforcement agency that receives a decree under subsection (a) shall maintain a copy of the decree in the depository established by IC 5-2-9. The decree may be removed from the depository after the later of the following occurs:
        (1) The lapse of one (1) year after the decree is entered.
        (2) The date specified in the decree if any.

IC 31-37-19-26
    Sec. 26. (a) This section applies if a juvenile court:
        (1) places a child;
        (2) changes the placement of a child; or
        (3) reviews the implementation of a decree under IC 31-37-20 (or IC 31-6-4-19 before its repeal) of a child placed;
in a state licensed private or public health care facility, child care facility, or foster family home.
    (b) The juvenile court shall do the following:
        (1) Make findings of fact concerning the legal settlement of the child.
        (2) Apply IC 20-8.1-6.1-1(a)(1) through IC 20-8.1-6.1-1(a)(7) to determine where the child has legal settlement.

        (3) Include the findings of fact required by this section in the:
            (A) dispositional order;
            (B) modification order; or
            (C) other decree;
        making or changing the placement of the child.
    (c) The juvenile court shall comply with the reporting requirements under IC 20-8.1-6.1-5.5 concerning the legal settlement of the child.

IC 31-37-19-27
    Sec. 27. (a) The juvenile court may emancipate a child under section 1(5) or 5(b)(5) of this chapter if the court finds that the child:
        (1) wishes to be free from parental control and protection and no longer needs that control and protection;
        (2) has sufficient money for the child's own support;
        (3) understands the consequences of being free from parental control and protection; and
        (4) has an acceptable plan for independent living.
    (b) Whenever the juvenile court partially or completely emancipates the child, the court shall specify the terms of the emancipation, which may include the following:
        (1) Suspension of the parent's or guardian's duty to support the child. In this case the judgment of emancipation supersedes the support order of a court.
        (2) Suspension of:
            (A) the parent's or guardian's right to the control or custody of the child; and
            (B) the parent's right to the child's earnings.
        (3) Empowering the child to consent to marriage.
        (4) Empowering the child to consent to military enlistment.
        (5) Empowering the child to consent to:
            (A) medical;
            (B) psychological;
            (C) psychiatric;
            (D) educational; or
            (E) social;
        services.
        (6) Empowering the child to contract.
        (7) Empowering the child to own property.
    (c) An emancipated child remains subject to:
        (1) IC 20-8.1-3 concerning compulsory school attendance; and
        (2) the continuing jurisdiction of the court.

 

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