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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 2 opinion(s) today (and 14 NFP memorandum decision(s))

For publication opinions today (2):

In In the Matter of: N.C. (Minor Child), Child in Need of Services and J.M. (Father) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services , a 17-page opinion, Judge Robb writes:

J.M. (“Father”) appeals the juvenile court’s finding that his son, N.C., is a child in need of services (“CHINS”) and the juvenile court’s corresponding dispositional order giving wardship of N.C. to the Indiana Department of Child Services (“DCS”) and ordering Father to comply with the terms of a Parent Participation Plan. Father raises two issues for our review, of which we find the following dispositive: whether the juvenile court erred in finding N.C. to be a CHINS. Concluding DCS did not prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the coercive intervention of the court was necessary to ensure N.C.’s care and therefore the juvenile court clearly erred in adjudicating N.C. a CHINS, we reverse.
In In the Matter of M.O., A Child in Need of Services, M.O., Child v. Indiana Department of Child Services, N.M., Mother, and Mi.O., Father, and Child Advocates, Inc., a 13-page opinion, Judge Kirsch writes:
M.O. (“Child”) appeals the juvenile court’s adjudication, finding her to be a Child in Need of Services (“CHINS”). We consolidate and restate the issues raised by the parties as: I. Whether the juvenile court erred in adjudicating Child as a CHINS on grounds different than those set forth in the CHINS petition; and II. Whether there was sufficient evidence presented to support the CHINS adjudication. We affirm.
NFP civil decisions today (2):

In the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: A.S.C. & A.J.C., C.C. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)

In the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: Ce.S. & Ch.S. (Minor Children), and C.R. v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)

NFP juvenile and criminal decisions today (12):

Aaron J. King v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Jeffrey A. Rader v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Tony W. Heroy v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Linda K. Hamilton v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Devon Delshaun Dokes v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Kevin Hoffman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Everett Wade v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

James F. Morris v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Christopher Schafer v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Bruce Morgan v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Tony L. Brown v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Sanchez Dupree Martin v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 21, 2017 11:20 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions