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January 5, 2018

 

Around 400 Hoosiers joined Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor for a rural opioid addiction symposium Friday in Lebanon.

Hoosiers Gather For Rural Opioid Addiction Symposium

Residents living in rural Indiana are looking at different ways to fight the opioid epidemic.

January 5, 2018

 

Courtesy Indiana Department of Child Services

Democratic Leader Questions GOP ‘Secrecy’ On Child Agency

Indiana Democrats are questioning Republicans' reluctance to hold public hearings to review widely reported troubles at the state's child welfare agency.

January 3, 2018

 

Rep. Terry Goodin (D-Austin), the House Minority Leader, wants the General Assembly to investigate issues at DCS raised by former director Mary Beth Bonaventura's resignation.

Democrats Want Legislature To Investigate Issues At DCS

Republican legislative leaders indicated they likely won't take any significant action in the 2018 session to address issues at DCS.

January 3, 2018

 

Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) discusses his legislation to expand locations where baby boxes are legal.

Lawmakers Announce Push To Expand Baby Box Locations

New legislation would expand last year’s law that legalized the devices meant to serve as a more anonymous way for someone to leave an unwanted newborn.

December 28, 2017

 

Terry J. Stigdon, RN, MSN.

Holcomb Names New DCS Director, Calls For Assessment Of Agency

Gov. Holcomb is calling for a "complete assessment" of Indiana's child welfare agency, which has seen caseloads skyrocket amid the nationwide opioid epidemic.

December 19, 2017

 

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, center, has led the agency since January 2013. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Read The Scathing Resignation Letter From Departing DCS Director

In a resignation letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb, Bonaventura said the governor's staff is cutting her budget and services in the midst of the opioid crisis.

December 18, 2017

 

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, center, has led the agency since January 2013.

Departing DCS Director Blasts Gov. For Cutting Budget, Gov. Denies

Departing DCS Dir. Bonaventura told Gov. Holcomb that his staff is cutting her budget in the midst of the opioid crisis. Holcomb says funding has increased.

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

 

Baby generic

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.

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