Tag Archives: DCS

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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Two New TPR Cases Involving Incarceration

Over the last few years, there have been several termination of parental rights (TPR) cases published by the Indiana appellate courts involving incarcerated parents.  Two more were added to the list in July 2014: In the Matter of the Termination … Continue reading

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Child Welfare — A Guide for Educators

What is Child Welfare?: A Guide for Educators from the Child Welfare Information Gateway highlights how educators and the Indiana Department of Child Services can and should work together.  Obviously, a key role is to identify possible abuse and neglect … Continue reading

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In re G.P. — Right to Counsel in CHINS Cases

In re the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of G.P., a Minor Child, and His Mother, J.A. v. Indiana Department of Child Services and Child Advocates, Inc. involves a lengthy discussion of the right to counsel in CHINS cases. … Continue reading

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Indiana Children’s Bureau, Inc. Older Youth Services

The Indiana Children’s Bureau, Inc. operates an Older Youth Services for children who would normally be aging out of the juvenile justice or Department of Child Services systems.  These children can receive services and monies to gain assistance with independent living … Continue reading

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In the Matter of J.G. – Urging Belated Appeals in TPR Cases

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: J.G. and C.G. (minor children) and B.G. (mother) vs. the Indiana Department of Child Services, issued on February 27, 2014, relates to an appeal of the mother’s termination of … Continue reading

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Limits of Intervention in CHINS cases — In re S.D.

In the Matter of S.D., alleged to be a child in need of services, J.B. v. Indiana State Department of Child Services, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. February 12, 2014), details a case during which five children were initially alleged to … Continue reading

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