Sec. 1. A child is a delinquent child if, before becoming eighteen (18) years of age, the child:

(1) commits a delinquent act described in this chapter; and

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

(A) the child is not receiving;

(B) the child is unlikely to accept voluntarily; and

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

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citation: 31-6-4-1(b) part.]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.20.