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February 22, 2018

 

Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) speaks on the House floor.

Bill Aims To Improve DCS Communication With Schools

The bill would direct DCS to better communicate with schools and courts.

February 14, 2018

 

DCS Director Terry Stigdon, left, and independent consultant Sue Steib, right, discuss the first progress report of the agency evaluation.

Children’s Commission Receives Update On DCS Review Process

An independent review of the Indiana Department of Child Services will soon branch out to agencies around the state.

February 12, 2018

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks to foster families at the Statehouse.

Foster Families Recognized At Statehouse Event

An appreciation event for foster families across the state comes as the Department of Child Services is under review.

February 12, 2018

 

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) wants to create a special legislative commission to investigate the Department of Child Services.

State Senator Wants Legislative Commission To Investigate DCS

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.

February 1, 2018

 

DCS Director Terry Stigdon, left, and independent consultant Sue Steib, right, discuss the first progress report of the agency evaluation.

Consultant Delivers First Progress Report On DCS Evaluation

An independent consultant’s evaluation of the Department of Child Services has taken small steps in its first month on the ground.

February 1, 2018

 

If a parent had committed three violations from this list, the Department of Child Services would have had to automatically petition the court system to sever parental rights.

Lawmakers Gut Bill That Would Eliminate Certain Parents’ Rights

Indiana Senate lawmakers Wednesday made significant changes to a bill that would have resulted in more people facing termination of their parental rights.

January 19, 2018

 

A group called The Villages of Indiana specializes in family and child services, including foster care and adoption.

Lawmakers Consider Foster Care Student Outcomes Legislation

A proposed bill would require the state to track and report data for foster care students, including graduation rates and enrollment.

January 17, 2018

 

Mary Beth Bonaventura seated

Ex-Indiana Child Services Director Hired By Attorney General

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.

January 16, 2018

 

Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) offers closing remarks for his bill to raise the limit for children in a foster family.

Bill To Raise Child Limit For Foster Families Sent To Senate

A bill that would raise the limit on children in a foster family from five to six is headed to the Senate floor.

January 9, 2018

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his State of the State address from the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse.

Legislative Leaders Expect DCS Talk From State Of The State

Indiana legislative leaders anticipate Gov. Holcomb will address recent controversy at the Department of Child Services in his State of the State tonight.

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