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Child Neglect

Governor appoints nine from region to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm
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
Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

PORTAGE | Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after police found a 3-year-old child living in squalor.

May 29, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Hammond mother convicted of neglect

CROWN POINT | After 20 minutes of deliberating Thursday, a jury found a Hammond woman guilty of two felony counts of neglect of a dependent related to the traumatic head injuries her 13-month-old child suffered Jan. 5, 2011, in her apartment.

February 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Hammond woman sentenced to 6 years for child neglect

CROWN POINT | Weeping and loud sobs erupted in court Tuesday as Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel L. Cappas sentenced a 22-year-old Hammond woman to a six-year prison term for the 2011 neglect of her then-3-year old child.

February 04, 2014 8:05 pm
Judge gives man who helped kill Jada Justice 40 years

Judge gives man who helped kill Jada Justice 40 years

CROWN POINT | Timothy Tkachik appeared stunned Friday when Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. sentenced him to 40 years in prison for his role in killing 2-year-old Jada Justice in 2009.

July 19, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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DCS continues to roll out program to provide mental health services to youth

INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-five Indiana children are receiving mental health services as part of state officials' pledge to close a funding gap, said an Indiana Department of Child Services official.

May 04, 2013 7:00 pm Related

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
More than 350 attend forum on child abuse, neglect

More than 350 attend forum on child abuse, neglect

GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.

April 26, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.

April 22, 2013 3:40 pm Related

House OKs abuse disclosure requirement for child custody

INDIANAPOLIS | Another recommendation of the Legislature's 2012 Department of Child Services study committee is edging closer toward becoming law.

March 21, 2013 7:30 pm Related

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DCS official: First leg of pilot project went 'better than planned'

INDIANAPOLIS | The first phase of state officials' plan to close the gap in mental health services for children has been a success, one official said.

February 03, 2013 9:20 pm Related
Griffith man sentenced to 30 years in fatal neglect case

Griffith man sentenced to 30 years in fatal neglect case

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 2010 death of his then-girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

November 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Harvey man gets 3 years for placing baby in scalding water

CROWN POINT | A 23-year-old Harvey, Ill., man was given a three-year sentence for placing an infant in a bathtub of scalding water, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter announced Monday.

October 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Panel endorses bill speeding prosecutor aid to endangered children

INDIANAPOLIS | The Commission on Mental Health and Addiction on Monday unanimously approved the draft of a bill that would temporarily give prosecutors back the ability to file petitions alleging a child is a danger to himself or herself.

October 15, 2012 12:00 am Related
Defense: Griffith man did 'dumb things' before boy's death

Defense: Griffith man did 'dumb things' before boy's death

CROWN POINT | Defendant Levi Hiatt knew he had seriously injured a 3-year-old left in his care, deputy prosecuting attorney Angela Brown said Tuesday as she opened a murder case against the Griffith man.

September 25, 2012 7:30 pm
Trial begins for Griffith man charged in death of ex-girlfriend's son

Trial begins for Griffith man charged in death of ex-girlfriend's son

CROWN POINT | The trial of a Griffith man facing murder charges in the death of his then-girlfriend's 3-year-old son began Monday with jury selection.

September 24, 2012 5:45 pm

Indiana DCS director resigns over involvement in case

INDIANAPOLIS | The director of the Indiana Department of Child Services resigned Monday amid allegations he improperly intervened in a DCS neglect case involving his grandchildren.

September 24, 2012 4:30 pm Related

State officials offer solution to meet mental health needs of children

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials unveiled a plan Monday hoping to ensure parents don't have to plead guilty to neglect in order to secure services for their children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

September 17, 2012 12:30 pm Related
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