The number of children in need of foster care has nearly doubled since 2012.
The Indiana Senate made changes to a parental consent for abortion bill that supporters say they hope the changes fix the bill’s issues.
An amendment to legalize baby boxes didn’t get enough support to even take a vote on it.
If passed, adoption agencies would no longer have to check a national registry of child abuse and neglect cases because the registry doesn’t exist.
The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.
The Department of Child Services wants the legislature to help improve the process of reporting child abuse and neglect to the agency.
The ACLU of Indiana sued the Department of Child Services on behalf of Mary Price, a caseworker who oversees 43 children.
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.
The report from the Indiana Department of Child Services says 12 children died from abuse and 54 from neglect.
The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012