A study committee is recommending the Department of Child Services keep a centralized hotline but boost involvement in local offices.
The Department of Natural Resources is removing its conservation officers from offices around the state and moving them all to a central dispatch location.
The city of Bloomington says city employees will be looking for people in violation of the ban.
In the past Indiana’s number of volunteer hours has been above the national average. However, those hours fell below the national average last year.