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Department Of Child Services

GUEST EDITORIAL: Penny-pinching at DCS keeps money from kids

Nearly a decade has passed since Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Department of Child Services to protect children from abuse and neglect. It was and continues to be a wise move to split the agency from the behemoth Family and Social Services Administration in an effort — as we said in 2004 — …

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BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

Let’s ponder “our children” and “their children.”

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related
4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

INDIANAPOLIS | Four of the 34 Indiana children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, lived in Northwest Indiana, according to a state report released Friday.

June 06, 2014 4:30 pm Related
Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

PORTAGE | Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after police found a 3-year-old child living in squalor.

May 29, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Porter County crime briefs

Portage man arrested after 'off roading' while drinking

May 29, 2014 4:41 pm

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
Portage dad arrested after son, 2, found wandering street

Portage dad arrested after son, 2, found wandering street

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested after his 2-year-old son was discovered wandering a street. His father was allegedly found passed out inside his home.

May 13, 2014 12:12 pm
Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school safety equipment his top accomplishment of 2013.

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Pence appoints new public access counselor

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have a new person to call on when they need help navigating Indiana's complicated public access laws.

August 22, 2013 12:30 pm Related

New state commission eyes issues facing at-risk youths

INDIANAPOLIS | Leaders of Indiana's executive, judicial and legislative branches met Wednesday to begin finding ways of working together on behalf of the state's most endangered children.

August 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

INDIANAPOLIS | In a ruling it described as "harsh" and "devastating," the Indiana Supreme Court declared Friday it had no choice but to void the adoption of twins originally from Jasper County.

August 16, 2013 2:41 pm Related

Indiana's two-year budget, plethora of new laws take effect July 1

INDIANAPOLIS | Happy fiscal new year, Hoosiers!

June 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Issues legislators study during summer often become new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | It is still seven months until members of the Indiana General Assembly resume regular daily meetings. But in many ways the 2014 legislative session began earlier this month, when the first study committees convened at the Statehouse.

June 29, 2013 11:30 pm

Pence ties state agency budgets to performance

INDIANAPOLIS | State agencies meeting or beating performance targets will be permitted to spend nearly their full appropriations under a management plan announced Monday by Gov. Mike Pence.

June 17, 2013 6:30 pm Related

Stockbrokers lose licenses over unpaid child support

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.

May 14, 2013 5:46 pm

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

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.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related

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

Indiana budget plan cuts taxes by $1.1 billion

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.

April 25, 2013 7:27 pm
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