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October 25, 2016

 

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Court Rules DCS Overload Lawsuit Can Move Forward

The ACLU of Indiana sued the Department of Child Services on behalf of Mary Price, a caseworker who oversees 43 children.

July 20, 2016

 

The ACLU of Indiana sued DCS on behalf of a caseworker, trying to force the agency to hire more caseworkers.

Indiana Department Of Child Services Defends Record In Court

The DCS must provide enough caseworkers so that the average caseload doesn’t exceed 17 kids. All but one of the 19 regions in the state exceeds that standard.

June 10, 2016

 

Daybook: Baby Boxes Controversy & State Revenues Update

The DCS says baby boxes should be removed and on Noon Edition we answer questions about new overtime rules set to go into effect in December.

February 22, 2016

 

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Court Dismisses DCS Caseload Lawsuit; ACLU Plans To Appeal

The lawsuit claims DCS workers are handling more cases than allowed by state law.

August 13, 2015

 

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Pence Calls For Hiring Of 113 Additional DCS Caseworkers

Pence cited a 26 percent increase in the number of DCS caseloads over the last year as a motivating factor in the hiring of these new employees.

July 16, 2015

 

DCS officials told the State Budget Committee last November it wasn’t meeting the caseload standards.

Pence Discusses Department of Child Services Amid Lawsuit

The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of a caseworker who says she’s supervising 43 children when state law says she shouldn’t be overseeing more than 17.

July 14, 2015

 

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ACLU Sues Indiana Over Child Services Caseloads

Indiana law mandates that DCS must have enough caseworkers so that one employee doesn’t supervise more than 17 children at a time.

March 6, 2015

 

Legislators

Advocates Worried About Timing Of DCS Caseload Study

DCS needs 77 more case managers to meet state workload requirements. But the agency is undergoing a caseload study instead of requesting more employees.

November 8, 2012

 

Democratic Legislators

Dems, GOP Differ On Expansion Of Child Services Hotline

A study committee is working on recommendations for how the legislature should upgrade the Department of Child Services' hotline.

September 25, 2012

 

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Gubernatorial Candidates Say DCS Reform Is Neccesary

John Gregg says DCS is a broken system. Mike Pence says, although reform is needed, DCS is meeting the needs of the community.

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