ACLU of Indiana Statement on Governor’s DCS Announcement
Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana issued the following statement in response to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement today of the hiring of additional case managers at the Department of Child Services following our lawsuit against DCS filed last month.
The statement can be attributed to ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk:
“It appears that the State is attempting to address the fact that DCS is currently failing to comply with the mandatory caseload standards that the Legislature established to protect Hoosier children. We will have to evaluate the effect of these additional positions to determine if the agency is finally able to meet its statutory mandate.”
The case, Mary Price, et al., v. Indiana Department of Child Services, case 49D01-1507-PL-023062 was filed in the Marion Superior Court on July 14, 2015.
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