November 5, 2012
Michael F. Kilkelly author of detailed memorandum summarizing the new CHINS law.
Attorney Michael F. Kilkelly is the author of a detailed memorandum outlining the changes contained in the new FACES law, passed in 2012 to replace the Massachusetts CHINS, or Child in Need of Services, statute. The new law, which went into effect on November 5, 2012, creates a new procedure for status offenses, called a Child Requiring Assistance, or CRA. A full set of resources concerning the new law, as well as Attorney Kilkelly's "detailed memorandum", are located at the following site: