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Lanane to governor: Commit to protecting children, hiring DCS caseworkers

On Monday, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) called on Governor Mike Pence to hire more Department of Child Services caseworkers. In a press conference, Lanane pushed the governor to meet caseload standards mandated by state law. 198 more words


Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015:

  1. That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has made a specific finding that shackles are necessary to protect the child and/or the community.
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A Look Back: The most popular posts of 2014

With 2014 coming to a close and the 2015 legislative session on the horizon, here are The Briefing Room’s most popular posts from this year in case you missed them the first time around. 367 more words


Statehouse Update: DCS understaffing and caseload management

The Department of Child Services (DCS) was established in January 2005 by an executive order of Governor Mitch Daniels to provide more direct attention and oversight in two critical areas: protection of children and child support enforcement. 293 more words


Questions Arise Over Handling Of 40-Pound Teen

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old Indiana girl who was found covered in feces and weighing less than 40 pounds had shown signs of malnutrition as far back as 2010, but a prosecutor says a child services investigation was dismissed before it ever went before a judge. 393 more words