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Posts tagged DCS

August 13, 2015

 

Governor Pence and DCS Director Marybeth Bonaventura

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 wasnât 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.

August 22, 2012

 

Dems

Legislators Looking Into Child Welfare Concerns

Both Republicans and Democrats have expressed concerns about DCS, ranging from high caseworker turnover to the centralization of the agency’s hotline.

July 10, 2012

 

A little girld stands in front of a booth that has a sign draped over it reading,

Court Ruling Says DCS Parents Need Neglect Charge Protection

A court ruling says it's important to take into account the effort a parent makes in protecting children, not just the results.

August 19, 2011

 

Foster Care

Changes To Foster Care Affect Compensation, Assesment

In addition to new daily per diem rates for foster care parents, Department of Child Services will change the way it places kids in foster homes.

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