INDIANAPOLIS—On Monday, an Indiana Senate committee approved a bill aimed at providing a court-appointed attorney in certain types of juvenile cases. 

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An Indiana Senate Family and Children Services Committee on Monday approved a bill aimed at providing a court-appointed attorney in certain types of juvenile cases. 

Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, authored Senate Bill 180, which will require juvenile courts to appoint an attorney prior to the first hearing to represent the child in certain cases involving foster care. 

Emma Smith and Janae Johnson are reporters for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

Editor's Note: This article was updated to correct the spelling of Maggie Stevens' name.

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