Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 1923: Protecting the parent-child relationship

HB 1923 concerns taking children into custody in child welfare cases. The bill states that there must be a preponderance of evidence that removal is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm to the child in order to take the child into custody. The bill also lowers the amount of time that a child may be held in custody from 72 to 24 hours unless a court order has been entered for continued shelter care.