Monday, March 31, 2008

DCS: Child Deaths Decline

The Indiana Department of Child Services is reporting a significant decrease in the number of deaths of children who were victims of abuse or neglect. In the 06-07 fiscal year, 36 children died in abusive or neglectful situations, down from 53 deaths in the 05-06 fiscal year. Two of the 36 children were from Marion County.

The report was released as the DCS and its director, James W. Payne, celebrated the hiring of DCS's 800th case worker. Find out more details at the IndyStar's article on the report.

For more on how MCCOY has been engaged in Child Welfare system reform, visit this page.

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