Right to counsel - CHINS proceeding
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
Legislation, Child in Need of Supervision Proceedings (incomplete)
New Hampshire recognized that "certain behaviors occurring within a family or school environment indicate that a child is experiencing serious difficulties and is in need of services and corrective action in order to protect the child from the irreversibility of certain choices." N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 169-D:1. A "child in need of service" is defined as "a child under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of severe emotional, cognitive, or other mental health issues who engages in aggressive, fire setting, or sexualized behaviors that pose a danger to the child or others and who is otherwise unable or ineligible to receive services under RSA 169-B or RSA 169-C." N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 169-D:2(II). In Children in Need of Services proceedings, a child is entitled to appointed counsel. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 169-D:12 ("[T]he court shall appoint counsel for the child at the time of the initial appearance.")
At one point, N.H. Rev. Stat. § 169-D:2(II) defined "child in need of services" to include truancy, but that definition was revised in 2011 to remove that inclusion.
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no