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4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

INDIANAPOLIS | Four of the 34 Indiana children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, lived in Northwest Indiana, according to a state report released Friday.

June 06, 2014 4:30 pm Related

DCS oversight committee gets new home

INDIANAPOLIS | A watchdog group focused on preserving the safety of vulnerable Hoosier children has officially been re-established.

May 21, 2014 5:45 pm

Plans to improve state child services agency set to become law

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.

April 29, 2013 7:10 pm Related

Some child abuse reports may get to bypass hotline

INDIANAPOLIS | Child abuse reports by employees of schools, medical facilities, courts or law enforcement could bypass the state's centralized abuse hotline and be referred directly to a local investigator under legislation approved 47-0 by the Indiana Senate Tuesday.

January 29, 2013 5:45 pm Related


DCS reform plans approved by House, Senate committees

DCS reform plans approved by House, Senate committees

INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services would get additional employees and be obligated to investigate more abuse claims under legislation approved Wednesday by Indiana House and Senate committees.

January 23, 2013 1:25 pm Photos




DCS panel endorses changes to child abuse hotline

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative panel on Tuesday recommended changing Indiana's centralized child abuse hotline by having county-level case managers decide whether to investigate claims of abuse. Though that change likely won't happen until at least 2014.

November 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Reforms to child abuse hotline may include immediate local assistance

INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services would retain its centralized child abuse hotline, but some community professionals could get immediate assistance from a local DCS worker under a hotline reform plan announced Monday by Republicans studying agency operations.

September 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Legislators told centralized child abuse hotline is wrong answer

INDIANAPOLIS | At times emotional and angry, more than a dozen Hoosiers told a legislative panel Wednesday that Indiana's centralized child abuse hotline is ineffective, dangerous and fails protect the state's most vulnerable citizens.

September 05, 2012 4:45 pm
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