Department of Child Services (DCS)

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

DCS gets grant to connect families to child support

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Indiana’s Department of Child Services received a $170,000 digital marketing grant last week enabling its Child Support Bureau to test new digital tools aimed at...Read more

13 Investigates: DCS violated parents' rights, took kids away

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Late Thursday afternoon, in a statement sent to 13 Investigates, DCS director Terry Stigdon admitted the department's legal work had indeed "fallen short of the...Read more


Life and death debate to save children's lives

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New numbers released Wednesday show just how many Hoosier children are losing their lives to abuse and neglect.Read more

Department of Child Services report shows 59 deaths as agency discusses improvements

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Indianapolis leaders are taking a close look at the Department of Child Services in Indiana.Read more