Child Protective Services
GARY | The death of a 22-month-old Gary child Tuesday has been ruled a homicide.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly beating her daughter with a belt, police said.
“Susie” could have been anyone’s child. When she was lifted into the arms of her mother or father, she was probably looked upon with pride and even a sense of accomplishment as they held their promise in their arms.
CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man accused of killing his 3-month-old son is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 17, according to court records.
The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separate treatment facility dedicated to those victims, many of whom increasingly are children.
PORTAGE | Five people were arrested on multiple drug and neglect charges Wednesday afternoon.
CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors on Friday filed two Class D felony charges of neglect of a dependent child against an East Chicago woman.
CROWN POINT | Relatives of a woman fatally stabbed last weekend said they have told police her attacker had a history of abusing her.
Jean Bowman, director of the Nazareth Home in East Chicago, plays with children at the home.
Nazareth Home Director Jean Bowman works at the home in East Chicago.
Nazareth Home staff member Chris Suarez hugs two children at the home in East Chicago.
Jean Bowman, director of Nazareth Home in East Chicago, watches as a child plays at the home.
CROWN POINT | Charges will be sought against a Crown Point woman whose two young sons allegedly dodged traffic on Main Street early Monday before being sheltered at a nearby business, police said.
Recent events at Penn State have caused attention to be focused on the responsibility of reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect. It is a crime in Indiana to fail to report abuse or neglect. While there seems to be some confusion about the responsibility to report in Pennsylvania, Indiana'…
CROWN POINT | The start of a school year typically marks an increase in the amount of children referred to Child Protective Services for abuse and neglect. Educators are the top reporting source, and this year is no exception in Lake County.
A convicted child molester who walked away from a Kentucky work release program was captured Tuesday night in Bass Lake, according to the FBI's Merrillville office.
CROWN POINT | A lawyer representing the sister of 13-year-old Christian Choate is resisting prosecution efforts to question her under oath about her brother's alleged captivity and beating death.
CROWN POINT | Among a plethora of documents sought by Lake County authorities prosecuting Riley Choate and Kimberly Kubina Choate for the murder of 13-year-old Christian Choate, are records produced by Child Protection Services of the Indiana Department of Child Services.
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