The former director of Indiana's child welfare agency is joining the state attorney general's staff nearly a month after she quit her state post.
A bill that would raise the limit on children in a foster family from five to six is headed to the Senate floor.
Indiana legislative leaders anticipate Gov. Holcomb will address recent controversy at the Department of Child Services in his State of the State tonight.
Indiana Democrats are questioning Republicans' reluctance to hold public hearings to review widely reported troubles at the state's child welfare agency.
Republican legislative leaders indicated they likely won't take any significant action in the 2018 session to address issues at DCS.
Gov. Holcomb is calling for a "complete assessment" of Indiana's child welfare agency, which has seen caseloads skyrocket amid the nationwide opioid epidemic.
In a resignation letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb, Bonaventura said the governor's staff is cutting her budget and services in the midst of the opioid crisis.
Departing DCS Dir. Bonaventura told Gov. Holcomb that his staff is cutting her budget in the midst of the opioid crisis. Holcomb says funding has increased.
The Department of Child Services has questioned the safety and legality of baby boxes in the past.
The number of children entering the foster system continues to grow in part because of the opioid epidemic.