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Prosecutors closer to obtaining tool to help endangered children

INDIANAPOLIS | Prosecutors are one step closer to being able to intervene on behalf of an abused or mentally ill child without going through the Department of Child Services or charging the child with a crime.

March 19, 2013 6:15 pm Related


Prosecutors may reclaim tool to help children get services

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 49-0 Tuesday to restore the authority of prosecutors to ask a court to intervene on behalf of a child needing services without going through the Department of Child Services.

February 05, 2013 5:45 pm

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

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


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

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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