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Children in need of services (CHINS) in Indiana

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Definition and Source



Children in Need of Services (CHINS) as of June of the year listed (at end of SFY).

Data Source

Indiana Department of Child Services, Office of Data Management, Reports, and Analysis


Starting in 2013 the Department of Child Services began counting institutional assessments of Child Abuse and Neglect separately from county of occurrence. These institutional cases are included in the state totals, but are not assigned to a specific county.

Last Updated

September 2018