Washington County committee mulls changes to FINS attorney, advisory committee

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:12 a.m.

The Washington County judge should have an advisory committee to help select an attorney position handling Family In Need of Services cases, justices of the peace said Tuesday.

About FINS

A Family In Need of Services petition is filed in Court on a juvenile who is:

• Habitually and without justification absent from school while subject to compulsory school attendance.

• Habitually disobedient to the reasonable and lawful commands of the parents, guardians or custodian.

• Absent from home without sufficient cause, permission or justification.

• In need of counseling or other services.

Source: Washington County

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