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[DCS] Indiana Dept. of Child Services Appoints Desirae Moore Director in Shelby County
Start Date: 11/1/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 11/1/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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SHELBYVILLE, Ind.The Indiana Department of Child Services announced today Desirae Moore has been appointed local office director of the Shelby Co. office of DCS.  In her new role Desirae 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 team of 12 that includes family case managers, supervisors and clerical staff.  She’ll also handle general office operations. 


“We’re delighted Desirae will be managing day-to-day operations in Shelby County,” said Dave Judkins, DCS’ Deputy Director of Field Operations.  “Her practical experience working with abused and neglected children as well as her supervisory know-how will help Desirae to be a true leader and serve her county well.”


A life-long Indiana resident, Desirae was born and spent her childhood in Greensburg in neighboring Decatur Co.  She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.


Desirae began her child services career in Greensburg working for Developmental Services, Inc.  She took a job as a family case manager for the Decatur Co. office of DCS in 2006 and then moved on to be a family case manager supervisor in Shelby Co. in 2010, where she remained until her appointment to director.


Desirae began her new duties in Shelby Co. in September.


The Shelby Co. office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is located at 2535 Parkway Drive, Suite 1 in Shelbyville.  Phone number:  317.392.5040.  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.

Contact Information:
Name: Rich Allen, Assistant Communications Director
Phone: 317.232.4424
Entry Type:
Press Release
Entry Category:
  • Kids and Families
  • Category:
  • Family & Health
  • Agency Name
    Child Services, Indiana Department of

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