Department of Child Services (DCS)

She fostered a baby born addicted, then gave him a forever home

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When Jack arrived at Friedland's home, he was the fifth foster child placed in her care in 14 months.Read more

Foster family opens their home and hearts for as long as needed

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There are currently 13,000 children in the foster care system in Indiana.Read more

Foster Care in Indiana: The need is great

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More than 13,000 Hoosier children are in foster care, but there are only about 6,200 licensed foster parents.Read more


Former foster kid helping others with trauma of being moved from home to home

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The Children's Bureau has a program that is specifically designed for DCS kids who age out of the system.Read more

Report: Indiana deaths up from child abuse, neglect

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The Indiana Department of Child Services says child neglect and abuse deaths increased during fiscal year 2017.Read more

DCS responds to civil rights lawsuit filed by 9 children

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The Department of Child Services has responded to a civil rights lawsuit filed by nine children.Read more

9 children file civil rights lawsuit against DCS, governor

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Nine children in foster care filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday morning against the governor, head of the Department of Child Services and the department itself.Read more

Holcomb signs DCS bill, calls caseworker 'among toughest duty in state government'

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He ceremonially signed a bill which provides for better in-home placement.Read more

Marian University student beating the long odds facing foster children

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A bill designed to speed up the process of finding permanent homes for Indiana's foster children passed out of committee Tuesday and is now headed to the full House.Read more


Indiana DCS seeks $286M more per year

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The Indiana Department of Child Services is requesting an additional $286 million per year in funding to help the struggling agency keep up with its rising caseloads and...Read more

DCS to spend $22M on staff raises, taking effect Wednesday

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The Indiana Department of Child Services is spending $22 million on raises for staff as part of an effort to improve the agency that's seen rising caseloads and internal...Read more