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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.

July 15, 2016

 

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Children Dying From Abuse Or Neglect Increasing In Indiana

The report from the Indiana Department of Child Services says 12 children died from abuse and 54 from neglect.

June 6, 2016

 

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Drug Abuse Blamed For Large Increase In Kids Removed By DCS

The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012

October 29, 2015

 

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ACLU Brings Adoption Suit Against Indiana DCS

The Department of Child Services failed to approve adoption assistance payments that would allow the couple to continue to "adequately care" for the children.

August 13, 2015

 

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Morning Headlines: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gov. Pence will hold a press conference Thursday morning regarding the Department of Child Services; the health department confirmed five cases of E. coli.

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

 

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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 19, 2014

 

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Child Services Not Meeting Majority Of Caseload Standards

Agency officials say asking for more money to hire new case managers may not be the solution.

September 25, 2014

 

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Dept. Of Child Services Workers Sue For Overtime Pay

Two Department of Child Services employees say they worked long hours, including responding to emergencies after only being allowed a few hours for sleep.

June 3, 2014

 

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Lawsuit Alleges Child Services Not Paying Adoption Subsidies

A lawsuit alleges the Indiana Department of Child Services has not been paying adoptive parents subsidies even though money is available.

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