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Commission On Improving The Status Of Children In Indiana

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

'Miracle drug' to halt heroin overdoses wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 5:05 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
Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

INDIANAPOLIS | The sponsor of legislation creating a state commission focused on children's issues envisions the panel as a kind of super commission that would absorb most of the 31 existing state children's boards, committees and groups but remain nimble and fast-acting.

February 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related


Additional DCS reforms endorsed by Senate panel

INDIANAPOLIS | Two more proposals intended to protect Hoosier children and improve the Department of Child Services have cleared a Senate committee.

January 30, 2013 11:30 am
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