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[DCS] Indiana Dept. of Child Services Appoints Angela Guimond Director in Tippecanoe County
Start Date: 10/11/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/11/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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LAFAYETTE, Ind.The Indiana Department of Child Services announced today Angela Guimond has been appointed Local Office Director of the Tippecanoe County office of DCS.  In her new role Angela will set goals and objectives for child welfare management helping to ensure children are protected from abuse or neglect.  In addition, she’ll oversee a staff of 42 that includes family case managers, foster parent support case managers, attorneys and clerical staff.  She’ll also handle general office operations. 

 

“We’re thrilled Angela will be managing day-to-day operations in Tippecanoe County,” said Dave Judkins, DCS’ Deputy Director of Field Operations.  “With her strong educational background and hands-on experience working with kids in Tippecanoe County, Angela is well equipped to be a true leader and serve her county well.”

 

A native of Champaign, Illinois, Angela has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters in social work.  She has served children in several capacities throughout her career starting as a case counselor in a therapeutic residential home for sexually abused children in Illinois.  Angela went on to become a child protection services case manager for the Department of Social Services in New York and later became a family case manager for DCS in Tippecanoe County.  In 2005 DCS promoted her to supervisor and she has served in that capacity until her recent appointment to director. 

 

The Tippecanoe County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is located at 250 Main St., Suite 301in Lafayette.  Phone number:  765.742.0400.  To report child abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:  800.800.5556. 

 

About Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS):

DCS is committed to protecting children who are victims of abuse or neglect.  The agency’s primary goal is to safely keep these children at home with their families by offering appropriate support services.  If safety continues to be a concern, children are placed with relatives or in foster care.  DCS also oversees adoptions from the foster care system and manages the Child Support Bureau.  The Kids First Trust Fund, supported by the sale of ‘Kids First’ specialty automobile license plates, subsidizes programs designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline:  800.800.5556.   www.in.gov/dcs.

Contact Information:
Name: Rich Allen, Assistant Communications Director
Phone: 317.232.4424
Email: rich.allen@dcs.in.gov
ANGELA GUIMOND
Entry Type:
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Entry Category:
  • Kids and Families
  • IN.gov Category:
  • Family & Health
  • Agency Name
    Child Services, Indiana Department of

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