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Lawsuit over child protection worker’s caseload dismissed

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Marion County court Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state claiming a child protection case manager’s caseload was illegal. State law prohibits caseworkers from taking on more than 17 children at a time. The lawsuit, filed in July last year, said Mary Price had 43 children under her supervision […]

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Department of Child Services to add more than 100 caseworkers to help ease burden

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence announced on Thursday morning the Indiana Department of Child Services would add 113 additional caseworkers. The move comes just a day before DCS will present their annual report before the state budget committee. “I’m proud of the efforts they have made but nevertheless because we’re talking […]

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ACLU: State is putting children at risk by overloading caseworkers

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable children through a lawsuit meant to ease the burden on overloaded caseworkers. State law prohibits caseworkers from taking on more than 17 children at a time. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, is on behalf […]