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Senate bill would expand use of baby boxes

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, wants to expand the availability of “baby boxes” that would allow an individual to anonymously surrender an infant. Senate Bill 123 would expand availability of newborn safety incubators, commonly referred to as baby boxes. There are currently two in Indiana and the proposed legislation would […]

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State takes applications for safe haven schools grants

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced Tuesday that grant applications for 2015-2016 School Safe Haven Programs are now being accepted. Indiana legislators founded the Indiana Safe Schools Fund in 1995 as part of an effort to make local schools safer. Last school year, the institute awarded $678,000 in Safe Haven […]