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Posts tagged Department of Child Services

August 28, 2017

 

The Indiana Supreme Court Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse.

State Supreme Court Won’t Force DCS To Comply With Caseload Limits

Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter writes that state law isn’t specific when it comes to enforcing the caseload requirements.

August 3, 2017

 

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DCS: Child Fatality Report Highlights Dangers Of Co-Sleeping

The most recent child fatalities report calls for safe sleeping practices and vigilance when children are near bodies of water.

April 3, 2017

 

Department of Child Services legislative director Parvonay Stover tells a House committee her agency doesn't recommend legalizing baby boxes.

Baby Box Backers Hope To Legalize Existing Devices As Bill Moves

The measure moving to the House floor would put in jeopardy the status of the state’s two existing devices.

March 24, 2017

 

The number of available foster families is not keeping up with the number of children in need of services in Indiana.

Opioid Epidemic Causing Desperate Need For Foster Families

The number of children in need of foster care has nearly doubled since 2012.

February 27, 2017

 

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Senate Changes Abortion Bill, Doesn’t Diminish Criticism

The Indiana Senate made changes to a parental consent for abortion bill that supporters say they hope the changes fix the bill’s issues.

February 13, 2017

 

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Baby Boxes Legalization Effort Halted In Committee

An amendment to legalize baby boxes didn’t get enough support to even take a vote on it.

January 30, 2017

 

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Committee Approves Adoption Background Check Change

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.

January 10, 2017

 

Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent presents Governor Holcomb's budget alongside State Budget Director Jason Dudich.

Holcomb’s Budget Proposes Modest Education Increase

The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.

December 9, 2016

 

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Department Of Child Services Wants Stricter Child Safety Rules

The Department of Child Services wants the legislature to help improve the process of reporting child abuse and neglect to the agency.

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.

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