Who files the At-Risk-Youth (ARY) petition?
Only the parent of the child may file the ARY petition. "Parent" is defined as the person(s) having legal right to custody of the child and includes custodian or guardian. The ARY proceeding is a voluntary process and a parent may request a dismissal at any time.

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1. Who files the At-Risk-Youth (ARY) petition?
2. How do I file an At-Risk Youth (ARY) petition?
3. How do I file a Child in Need of Services (CHINS) petition?
4. What should I do if the court order is violated?
5. Who is Family Reconciliation Services?
6. What does Family Reconciliation Services (FRS) do and are they a part of Child Protective Services (CPS)?
7. What is the goal of Family Reconciliation Services (FRS)?
8. How do I contact Family Reconciliation Services to request a Family Assessment?
9. Can Family Reconciliation Services (FRS) work with my family without an At-Risk Youth Petition being filed in court?
10. Once the Family Assessment has been completed? What do I do?
11. What can I expect at the first court date, called the Fact-Finding Hearing?