DCS report indicates lots of work ahead to protect Hoosier children
There should be no greater priority for all of us than ensuring the care and safety of our children and grandchildren. As a result of the recently reported problems and concerns regarding the Department of Child Services (DCS), an outside consultant was hired by Governor Holcomb to review the performance of the agency against national standards and make recommendations for improvement. Read the most recent report, which was conducted by the Child Welfare Policy & Practice Group. We have recently learned 5 additional studies of the agency were conducted between 2013 and 2017 at a cost of more than $1.3 million paid by the state.
Read the previous reports conducted on the Indiana Department of Child Services:
- 2013 Casey Family Foundation: Enhancing Front End Performance
- 2013 IU Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis: Staging A Turnover Turnaround
- 2015 Deloitte Consulting LLP: Indiana DCS Caseload and Workload Analysis
- 2015 National Child Welfare Workforce Institute: Indiana DCS Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment
- 2017 Alvarez & Marsal: Indiana DCS Efficiency Assessment
The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary will review selected recommendations to determine if changes need to be made to Indiana’s laws to improve DCS. View the schedule and agendas for these committee hearings. All committee hearings are available to be viewed as live streams using the “Watch Live” button that appears when you click the plus sign on the meeting’s agenda line.