Tag Archives: DCS Oversight Committee

DCS Caseloads Being Scrutinized After Recent Tragedies

As Virginia Black reported in In Wake of Recent Deaths, DCS Still Trying to Hire More Workers, this summer, there have been a number of children around the state who were seriously harmed at the hands of adults.  This, unfortunately, drew attention … Continue reading

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Next DCS Oversight Committee Meeting September 9, 2014

The DCS (Department of Child Services) Oversight Committee will meet on September 9, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in room 233 of the Indiana Statehouse, 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana  46204.  No agenda has been published.  The meeting minutes from … Continue reading

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DCS Oversight Committee May 2014 Meeting

The DCS Oversight Committee did meet in May after a hiatus since October 2013, and since being named a task force under the umbrella of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children.  The meeting minute are here. Of note … Continue reading

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What is Happening to the DCS Oversight Committee?

The Commission on Improving the Status of Children (“Commission)” absorbed the Child Services Oversight Committee (“Committee”) during the last legislative session in order to save the Committee from elimination when SEA 80 was passed.  I.C. 2-5-36.1, which defines the Committee, … Continue reading

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Speak Out — Drive Change

As I sat in the DCS Oversight Committee meeting on October 23, 2013, I thought about how we ended up in this moment —  folks stood up and spoke out about concerns with the DCS hotline, CHINS 6, and a … Continue reading

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