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.
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.
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.
GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Another recommendation of the Legislature's 2012 Department of Child Services study committee is edging closer toward becoming law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A top Indiana Department of Child Services official told state legislators Wednesday that concerns voiced by many people regarding the agency have been "very legitimate."
INDIANAPOLIS | On Aug. 22, the General Assembly's interim study committee on the Indiana Department of Child Services will convene the first in a series of meetings to discuss the state agency's policies and procedures.
CROWN POINT | A Chicago woman is charged with four felony counts of child neglect for allegedly leaving her children in her car overnight while she frequented a Gary casino.
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