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John Gregg Calls For Resignation Of DCS Director

A report shows DCS Director James Payne took state assistance and became involved in a case involving his grandchildren.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg calls for the Department of Child Services' director's resignation.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg is renewing his call for the head of the Department of Child Services to step down amid a report that says DCS Director James Payne became involved in a case that affected his family.

Gregg is responding to an Indianapolis Star report that shows Payne was immersed in a case involving his grandchildren. The children were taken away from their mother and given to Payne during a custody battle with his son.

The report also shows that Payne took state assistance while he had temporary custody, despite his $130,000 salary.

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  • Luzia

    I don’t understand – if this report is true why does John Gregg needs to RENEW a call about DCS Director James Payne? This person is in charge of child welfare – this should be a priority – what’s the hold up?

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