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 — …
CROWN POINT | Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday chose Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura to lead the Indiana Department of Child Services.
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James Payne offered the necessary next reform for the Indiana Department of Child Services — by resigning from the agency he founded.
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.
Other than the Department of Child Services brass, does anyone really like the centralized hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect? I have heard from a number of people who oppose it.
While it’s welcome news that the state’s most vulnerable residents won’t be subjected to another massive budget cut, don’t be fooled by the Indiana Department of Child Services’ announcement that it will spend $37.8 million on child-protection programs.
Before James Payne took over, the Indiana Department of Child Services was a troubled agency. It remains troubled. It's time for major changes.
MERRILLVILLE | The violent deaths of two Indiana children were the focus of an emotionally charged meeting Wednesday night with the state's top child services official.
INDIANAPOLIS | A record number of foster children were placed with permanent adoptive families in Indiana last year, the state reported this week.
Recent events at Penn State have caused attention to be focused on the responsibility of reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect. It is a crime in Indiana to fail to report abuse or neglect. While there seems to be some confusion about the responsibility to report in Pennsylvania, Indiana'…
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