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January 17, 2018

 

Mary Beth Bonaventura seated

Ex-Indiana Child Services Director Hired By Attorney General

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.

January 16, 2018

 

Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) offers closing remarks for his bill to raise the limit for children in a foster family.

Bill To Raise Child Limit For Foster Families Sent To Senate

A bill that would raise the limit on children in a foster family from five to six is headed to the Senate floor.

January 9, 2018

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his State of the State address from the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse.

Legislative Leaders Expect DCS Talk From State Of The State

Indiana legislative leaders anticipate Gov. Holcomb will address recent controversy at the Department of Child Services in his State of the State tonight.

January 5, 2018

 

Courtesy Indiana Department of Child Services

Democratic Leader Questions GOP ‘Secrecy’ On Child Agency

Indiana Democrats are questioning Republicans' reluctance to hold public hearings to review widely reported troubles at the state's child welfare agency.

January 3, 2018

 

Rep. Terry Goodin (D-Austin), the House Minority Leader, wants the General Assembly to investigate issues at DCS raised by former director Mary Beth Bonaventura's resignation.

Democrats Want Legislature To Investigate Issues At DCS

Republican legislative leaders indicated they likely won't take any significant action in the 2018 session to address issues at DCS.

December 28, 2017

 

Terry J. Stigdon, RN, MSN.

Holcomb Names New DCS Director, Calls For Assessment Of Agency

Gov. Holcomb is calling for a "complete assessment" of Indiana's child welfare agency, which has seen caseloads skyrocket amid the nationwide opioid epidemic.

December 19, 2017

 

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, center, has led the agency since January 2013. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Read The Scathing Resignation Letter From Departing DCS Director

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.

December 18, 2017

 

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, center, has led the agency since January 2013.

Departing DCS Director Blasts Gov. For Cutting Budget, Gov. Denies

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.

November 8, 2017

 

baby box prototype

First Baby Surrendered Using Baby Box In Indiana

The Department of Child Services has questioned the safety and legality of baby boxes in the past.

November 1, 2017

 

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura speaks at an event launching Adoption Month and featuring the Heart Gallery.

Foster Families Needed For Children In Indiana

The number of children entering the foster system continues to grow in part because of the opioid epidemic.

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