What does CHINS mean?

CHINS is an acronym for Child in Need of Services.  

Children who experience certain behaviors within the home or in the community is an indication that they are in need of support and services to help them address underlying issues.

It is purposed in code section O.C.G.A. § 15-11-380 that these children receive collaborative support and cooperation to ensure that these children become responsible contributors of society.

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1. How can I apply for an attorney?
2. What is a GAL?
3. What does CHINS mean?
4. Where do I pay my court ordered fees and restitution?
5. What is restitution?
6. Are Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant programs available to any child?
7. Is there a cost for Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant programs?
8. Does the county provide transportation for juvenile programs?
9. What is CASA?
10. What does CASA do?