Department Of Child Services
INDIANAPOLIS | Two stockbrokers with ties to Northwest Indiana are the first individuals to lose their state securities dealer licenses for failing to pay child support.
INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.
Justice appears to be running amuck in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | Another recommendation of the Legislature's 2012 Department of Child Services study committee is edging closer toward becoming law.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is siding with Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, his new director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, in favoring merit selection to replace her as head of Lake County's Juvenile Court.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 48-1 on Tuesday to endorse another recommendation of the Department of Child Services study committee and allow counties to establish their own teams to review sudden, unexplained child deaths.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans may be forced to cast an uncomfortable vote this month, rejecting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut en route to approving their two-year budget plan that increases state spending.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's law enforcement and legal communities cheered Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's appointment to oversee the investigation of child abuse and neglect.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two more proposals intended to protect Hoosier children and improve the Department of Child Services have cleared a Senate committee.
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.
Legislation to bring necessary reforms to the Department of Child Services has fortunately cleared the first hurdles in the Indiana General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services would get additional employees and be obligated to investigate more abuse claims under legislation approved Wednesday by Indiana House and Senate committees.
The last two elections have seen the House turn from an evenly divided chamber into one controlled by one party by a substantial margin.
INDIANAPOLIS | With just 44 Democrats serving in the House and Senate this year, the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is poised to be the idea factory driving the Democratic legislative agenda.
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