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Defense believes girl recanted molestation claim in earlier case

Defense believes girl recanted molestation claim in earlier case

VALPARAISO | A Hammond man is searching for evidence that the Portage girl who accused him of child molesting also accused her older brother of the same acts and later recanted her claims.

July 18, 2014 8:38 am
EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

The latest report on child abuse and neglect in Indiana shows some improvement, but there's still a long way to go.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

There isn't a parent among us who hasn't feared the loss of a child. It's a natural, primal fear of anyone blessed with the privilege of raising children.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am
Nazareth Home director committed to children and community

Nazareth Home director committed to children and community

EAST CHICAGO | From caring for medically compromised children to public appearances and fundraising efforts, Nazareth Home director and foster mother Jean Bowman finds her schedule rather busy.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Ban named director of IDCS Lake County office

GARY | Richard Ban has been name director and regional manager of the Indiana Department of Child Services' Lake County office.

January 22, 2014 8:31 am

Hammond woman challenges grandson's adoption

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is questioning why officials favor her grandson's adoption by a foster family over his own family.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Two meetings aren't enough for school safety

GUEST COMMENTARY: Two meetings aren't enough for school safety

When I talk with parents of school-age children, their No. 1 concern is school safety.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Bonaventura tackles tough tasks at child services agency

Bonaventura tackles tough tasks at child services agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Mary Beth Bonaventura revealed to a new state oversight panel Wednesday that she intends to be a transformational director of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

July 31, 2013 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Town doesn't need to oversee group homes

Merrillville Town Council President Carol Miano said she is pursuing a new town ordinance that would require group homes to be registered. There are two main issues to resolve here.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am

Thomas Stefaniak to become new Lake Juvenile Court judge

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak said Friday afternoon he will be the new Lake Juvenile Court judge.

May 31, 2013 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Expand merit selection for judges

Mediation failed to resolve the feud over filling the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy. So now it's up to the Indiana Supreme Court to order that state law be obeyed.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

DCS continues to roll out program to provide mental health services to youth

INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-five Indiana children are receiving mental health services as part of state officials' pledge to close a funding gap, said an Indiana Department of Child Services official.

May 04, 2013 7:00 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

The recent Indiana Department of Child Services report showing 40 children died of abuse in Indiana — five of them in Northwest Indiana — in a 12-month period should cause anyone reading it to shed a tear for those children.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Related
More than 350 attend forum on child abuse, neglect

More than 350 attend forum on child abuse, neglect

GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.

April 26, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Times reporter wins national public service award

Times reporter wins national public service award

Times investigative reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski has won a national public service award for her ongoing series detailing Indiana's fragmented system of providing services to children in need of state services.

April 23, 2013 11:40 am
State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.

April 22, 2013 3:40 pm Related

Judge outlines goals for new job as head of DCS

Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura will soon trade her judge's robes for a new job involving the welfare of children.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Outgoing juvenile court judge needs time to tie up loose ends

CROWN POINT | Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura said Friday she is delaying her departure from the bench, but only for a few weeks.

February 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Schiralli to be next Lake Juvenile Court judge

CROWN POINT | One of Lake County's longest-serving judges will be taking over the prestigious Juvenile Court bench next month.

February 15, 2013 11:30 am

DCS official: First leg of pilot project went 'better than planned'

INDIANAPOLIS | The first phase of state officials' plan to close the gap in mental health services for children has been a success, one official said.

February 03, 2013 9:20 pm Related
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