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Index to Wisconsin Children's Jury Instructions

(Printable version, Rev. 2019)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Abandonment |
CHIPS | 210
left with another person | 314
left without provision for care | 307
TPR, 60 days | 305
TPR, left without care | 307
TPR, six months | 314
TPR, three months | 313
TPR, when child under one year | 308

Absent witness | 150

Abuse |
advisory effect | 220
identity of person committing alleged | 220
methamphetamine manufacturing | 223
physical | 222
prostitution | 219
sexual | 217, 222, 224
sexual exploitation | 218, 218A, 218B

Abusive behavior | 340, 342

Active efforts (Indian Child Welfare) | 410, 414, 420, 424

Adoption, illegal, as CHIPS ground | 236

Advisory verdict, CHIPS abuse | 220

Alcohol |
consumption of, by expectant mother | 280
impairment, as CHIPS ground | 265

Arguments of counsel | 110

Best interests, child's, in termination proceeding | 301

Burden of proof | 170, 175

Care, failure to provide, as CHIPS ground | 233, 250, 255

Care, inadequate | 240, 241, 242, 243

Child trafficking | 372

Child without a parent or guardian | 205

CHIPS |
abandonment | 210
abuse by causing child to view or listen to sexual activity | 218C
abuse by exposing or causing child to expose genitals or pubic area | 218D
abuse by manufacturing methamphetamine | 216, 223
abuse by physical injury | 215
abuse by prostitution | 219
abuse by sexual contact | 217
abuse by sexual exploitation | 218, 218A, 218B
abuse, advisory verdict | 220
alcohol impairment | 265
custody, relinquishment of | 212, 303
drug impairment | 265
emotional damage | 260
failure to provide care | 230, 232, 233, 234
hospitalized parent | 242
illegal adoption | 236
illegal placement for care | 235
inadequate care | 241, 242, 243, 244
incarcerated parent | 241
institutionalized parent | 243
missing parent | 240
parental neglect, refusal, or inability to provide care | 250
physical abuse | 215
placement for care | 235
preliminary instruction | 200
sexual abuse | 217, 218, 218A, 218B, 218C, 218D
substantial risk of abuse by manufacturing methamphetamine | 223
substantial risk of neglect | 255
substantial risk of physical abuse | 222
substantial risk of sexual abuse | 224
without a parent or guardian | 205

Closing | 151, 152

Cognitive limitations of parent | 324A

Composite instruction at conclusion of evidence | 150

Conduct |
post-petition | 180
pre-petition | 180

Confidentiality | 100, 200, 220, 300

Consideration of best interests | 301

Continuing need of protection or services | 324, 324A, 325, SM-2

Counsel, remarks and arguments of | 110

Credibility | 140

Custody, relinquishment of newborn's | 212, 303

Date for jury's finding | 180

Delinquent act (withdrawn) | 295

Denial of visitation | 335

Developmental disability of parent | 330

Directed verdict | SM-2

Disabled parent, as TPR ground | 330

Drug impairment, as CHIPS ground | 265

Dual purpose evidence | 301

Emotional damage | 260, 412, 422

Evidence, dual purpose | 301

Expert testimony | 160, 165

Facts, date of, for jury findings | 180

Failure to assume parental responsibility | 346, 346A, 346B

Failure to provide care | 233, 250, 255

Failure to provide food, clothing, medical or dental care, shelter | 250, 255

Felony against child | 372

Five-sixth verdict | 152, 185, 302

Guardian, conduct by | 230, 232, 233, 234, 234A

Homicide of parent | 370

Hospitalized parent | 242, 330

Identity of alleged abuser | 217, 218, 218A, 218B, 218C, 218D, 220, 222, 223, 224

Impairment, drug or alcohol | 265

Impeachment of witness | 125

Inability to care for | 230

Inability to control | 231

Inadequate care | 240, 241, 242, 243

Incarcerated parent | 241, 324A, 346B

Incestuous parenthood | 350

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) | 120, 150, 324, 324A, 410, 412, 414, 420, 422, 424

Institutionalized parent | 243

Judge's demeanor | 120

Judicial notice | SM-2

Juror questions | 57

Jury findings, date for | 180

Jury waiver | SM-2

Knowledge or reason to believe of paternity | 346A

Left with another person | 314

Left without provision for care | 307

Mental illness of parent | 330

Methamphetamine, manufacturing | 216, 223

Missing parent | 240

Necessary care, failure to provide | 250, 255

Neglect |
parental, as CHIPS ground | 250
substantial risk of | 255

Newborn, relinquishment of custody of | 212, 303

Notetaking | 60, 61

Objections of counsel | 115

Opening | 101

Order of instructions | 10

Other like incapacities, parental disability | 330

Parent |
disability of | 330
homicide of | 370
hospitalized | 242, 330
incarcerated | 241, 324A, 346B
institutionalized | 243
mental illness of | 330
missing | 240
separate verdict for | 302
without a | 205

Parental |
disability | 330
failure to provide care, as a CHIPS ground | 233
inability, as CHIPS | 230, 232
responsibility, failure to assume | 346

Paternity, knowledge of or reason to believe | 346A, 346B

Perpetrator, advisory verdict as to | 220

Physical abuse, substantial risk of | 222

Placement |
denial of | 335
for care, illegal, as CHIPS ground | 235

Postpetition conduct | 180

Pre-birth behavior of mother | 346

Preliminary instruction | 50, 200, 202, 300

Prior involuntary termination | 375

Prostitution | 219

Providing necessary care, parental inability, as CHIPS ground | 232

Questioning of witnesses by jury | 57

Reasonable discipline | 215

Reasonable efforts | 324A

Relinquishment of custody of newborn | 212, 303

Remarks of counsel | 110

Responsibility, failure to assume | 346, 346A, 346B

Risk |
of abuse by manufacturing methamphetamine | 223
of neglect | 255
of physical abuse | 222
of sexual abuse | 224

Separate grounds, consideration of | 302

Separate verdict for parents | 302

Serious emotional damage | 414, 424

Serious felony against child | 372

Serious physical damage | 412, 422

Sexual abuse |
CHIPS | 217, 218, 218A, 218B, 218C, 218D, 219
substantial risk of, as CHIPS ground | 224

Sexual assault, parenthood as result of | 371, 371A

Sexual exploitation | 218, 218A, 218B, 218C, 218D

Solicitation of homicide | 370

Special care or treatment, inability to provide | 232, 234

Special verdict questions, interrelationship | 145

Stipulations | SM-2

Stricken testimony | 130

Substantial risk |
of abuse by manufacturing methamphetamine | 223
of neglect | 255
of physical abuse | 222
of sexual abuse | 224

Suggested order of instructions | 10

Summary judgments | SM-2

Supplemental instruction | 195

Termination of parental rights |
abandonment | 305, 307, 308, 313, 314
abusive behavior | 340, 342
commission of serious felony against child | 372
continuing denial of placement or visitation | 335
continuing need | 324, 324A, 325
continuing parental disability | 330
failure to assume parental responsibility | 346, 346A, 346B
homicide of parent | 370
incestuous parenthood | 350
Indian child | 420, 422, 424
preliminary instruction | 300
prior TPR | 375
sexual assault | 371, 371A
solicitation of homicide | 370

Truancy (withdrawn) | 290

Unable to care for | 230, 233, 234

Unable to provide necessary special treatment or care | 232, 234

Unborn child |
in need of protection or services | 280
preliminary instruction | 202

Verdict |
advisory | 220
five-sixth | 185, 302
instruction after | 197

Visitation, denial of | 335

Waiver of jury | SM-2

Weight of evidence | 140

Without a parent, child | 205

Witness, absence of | 150
impeachment of | 125

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