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Legislative study committee makes DCS recommendation

by Brandon Smith

November 27, 2012

After months of meetings and hours of testimony, a study committee examining the Department of Child Services finalized recommendations today for how to fix the much-maligned statewide hotline.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports.

The study committee also recommended the creation of two committees to help govern the state agency.  The DCS Oversight Committee would be made up of legislators, judges, attorneys, and DCS officials and continue the work of the study committee.  A second commission would help manage the 30 different Indiana boards and agencies that deal with children’s issues.  The creation of both committees would require passage of legislation by the General Assembly.