One aspect of a Child in Need of Services (ChINS) proceeding are the services offered to families. The general purpose of a ChINS proceeding is to correct the situation that led to the ChINS petition in the first instance and reunify families. One way the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) accomplishes this is to provide services to individuals involved. These services vary depending on the circumstances that initiation the ChINS petition. Some examples of services offered are parenting classes, substance abuse treatment, anger management, family therapy, medical care, and more. Whether or not you engage in services can impact how your case will proceed. It is important to talk to an experienced DCS attorney when making the decision to engage in services.