Indiana leaders celebrated National Child Abuse Prevention Month Thursday amid controversy at the state’s child welfare agency.
The consultants’ second public update shows possible challenges in legal representation, worker qualifications, and services.
Sen. Eddie Melton says his proposed two-year commission is not meant to interfere with an ongoing, independent review of the Department of Child Services.
The bill would direct DCS to better communicate with schools and courts.
An independent review of the Indiana Department of Child Services will soon branch out to agencies around the state.
An appreciation event for foster families across the state comes as the Department of Child Services is under review.
Sen. Eddie Melton says his proposed commission is meant to work in conjunction with ongoing independent efforts to explore issues at the embattled state agency.
According to a report released this week, 70 children in Indiana died from maltreatment in fiscal year 2016, up from 34 the previous year.
The former director of Indiana's child welfare agency is joining the state attorney general's staff nearly a month after she quit her state post.
A bill that would raise the limit on children in a foster family from five to six is headed to the Senate floor.