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Posts tagged Department of Child Services

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.

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

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