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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

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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

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Why Can't Delinquents Access DCS Specialists?

At the last three or four Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) regional services council meetings for region 12, Judge Mary G. Willis — voicing her own concerns and those of the probation officers present but unable to participate due to statutory council membership limitations — has asked that DCS policy be modified to allow access to DCS specialists.   356 more words

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