Lawyers for Indiana’s Department of Child Services are pushing to seal records in a federal class action lawsuit accusing the child welfare agency of inadequately protecting thousands of children in its care.
It has grown from serving 180 children at three schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district in 2013 to serving 1,200 children at eight schools and five summer camps this year.
A review of the state’s child welfare system found that dysfunction, a perceived lack of resources and a "culture of fear" contributed to widespread problems.
In Indiana, drug-related foster cases shot up more than sixfold between 2000 and 2015. And, in Marion County, cases involving drugs went from about 20 percent of foster children in 2010 to 50 percent five years later.
Most people are aware of the Kiwanis Club. Sort of. Precious few know what the 102-year-old organization actually does.
Indianapolis businesswoman and philanthropist Christel DeHaan is nearly 75 years old and she knows that someday she’ll have to slow down. Someday. Not now.
The not-for-profit Outreach Inc. has started construction on the $3.3 million facility on the near-east side and hopes donors can come through with the final $300,000.
But Superintendent Lewis Ferebee also knew about the alleged sexual relationship six days before the district told the state, a district spokeswoman said.
AYS Inc. has chosen the second CEO in the not-for-profit’s 34-year history, the youth-services organization announced Tuesday.
Community leaders are working to open a domestic-violence shelter in fast-growing Hamilton County—a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to serve residents in need of emergency housing.
The Children’s Bureau Inc. on Monday named a president and CEO to replace Ron Carpenter, who left the Indianapolis not-for-profit in August after 16 years as president.
Members of the Indy Hunger Network knew it would take discipline when they set the goal of feeding 185 million meals every year—27 million more than they do now—by 2015.
The Care for Kids Foundation, which has its roots in raising money for the former Children’s Guardian Home, will recruit its first class of 14-year-olds this summer for a four-year program called Opportunity Rox.
The not-for-profit that offers alternative sentencing to women with young children will quadruple its capacity with move to former assisted-living facility on Michigan Road.
Since its origins as the Widows and Orphans Asylum in 1851, the Children’s Bureau has been working to
fix broken families in Indianapolis. Now the local not-for-profit has expanded its reach into 37 Indiana
counties–growing its budget 22 percent in the process. But the agency remains focused on Marion County, where it’s building
a $9.2 million service center at 16th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets.