I'm trying, to no avail, to find out about a CHINS petition in my county. This is not for me, but for a friend. All I can find when I search is that it is only for children that are neglected by one way or another. Is this true? This young lady is 16, in trouble all the time for fighting, stealing, breaking probation, etc. She is more or less being raised by her grandparents. Would it count that her mother and father don't help at all? I think the grandma has "accepted responsibility" for her, but I don't think she has guardianship. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I've never had any experience in this area. Thanks.