Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 3 Community Child Protection Team
Chapter 5 Duty to Report Child Abuse or Neglect
Chapter 6 Immunity of Persons Who Report Child Abuse or Neglect
Chapter 7 Receipt of Reports of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
Chapter 8 Investigation of Reports of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
Chapter 9 Designation of Public or Private Agencies to Investigate Reports of Abuse or Neglect Involving a Child Under the Care of a Public or Private Institution
Chapter 10 Duty of Health Care Provider to Examine, Photograph, and X-ray Child Who Is Subject of Child Abuse or Neglect Report
Chapter 11 Duty of Hospital Not to Release Child Who Is Subject of Child Abuse or Neglect Report
Chapter 14 Referral of Case to Juvenile Court Following Investigation of Report of Child Abuse or Neglect; Juvenile Court Proceeding
Chapter 15 Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem or Court Appointed Special Advocate
Chapter 16 Review of Status of Child by Juvenile Court
Chapter 18 Disclosure of Reports; Confidentiality Requirements
Chapter 22 Offenses; Access to Unsubstantiated False Reports
Chapter 26 Child Protection Index
Chapter 27 Expungement of Child Abuse or Neglect Reports

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 33 - Juvenile Law: Reporting and Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect

  • administrative hearing officer: refers to an individual who presides over an administrative hearing. See Indiana Code 31-33-26-0.5
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • child care provider: means a person who:

    Indiana Code 31-33-26-1

  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • expungement: means :

    Indiana Code 31-33-27-1

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • index: refers to the child protection index established under section 2 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 31-33-26-1
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • information: includes all files and records created or maintained by the department. See Indiana Code 31-33-27-2
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5