Parents with disabilities

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 259 authored by Sen. Niezgodski on parents with disabilities. This bill: Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the importance of family and children, including the parenting rights of a … [Read more...]

Child services oversight committee

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 301 on legislative committee for oversight of child services authored by Sen. Houchin. The bill: Establishes the child services oversight committee (committee). Requires the committee to review case … [Read more...]

Child services oversight

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 345 establishing the child services oversight committee, sponsored by Rep. Lindauer and Rep. DeVon. This bill requires the committee to review case decisions of the Department of Child Services (DCS) and … [Read more...]

Parents with a disability

The Senate Family and Children Committee heard SB 312 on Monday, January 27 about parents with a disability authored by Sen. Niezgodski. This bill provides the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's child may not be denied or restricted solely … [Read more...]

Child services oversight

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 345 on creating a committee to for child services oversight for the Department of Child Services (DCS). Author Sen. Houchin introduced this legislation and noted the numbers of children who died recently, the … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

S.E.A. 1, P.L. 210 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 31-9-2-76.5, the definition of long-term foster parent, providing if the foster parent provided foster care and supervision for at least twelve (12) of the most recent months, at least fifteen (15) of … [Read more...]

State budget [§§238-239]

H.E.A. 1001, P.L. 108 Effective: July 1, 2019 Beginning October 1, 2019, DCS shall use a per diem model to reimburse community-based providers for providing family preservation services. Adds a new section, Ind. Code § 31-33-8-16 to provide after an investigation by … [Read more...]