What is emergency custody?

Published 11/28/2007 01:30 PM   |    Updated 04/22/2009 05:26 PM

What is emergency custody?

Emergency custody happens when a child is not safe in their home and is therefore removed from the home. The child is placed in protective emergency custody awaiting an initial hearing within 48 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and certain legal holidays.


IC 31-33-8-8 Immediate removal of a child: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title31/ar33/ch8.html

IC 31-34-4 Temporary Placement of a child taken into custody



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