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[DCS] DCS Appoints Jessica Richardson Director in Spencer County
Start Date: 11/13/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 11/13/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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ROCKPORT, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2013)The Indiana Department of Child Services announced today Jessica Richardson has been appointed the office director for the Indiana Department of Child Services, Spencer County office. In her new role, Richardson will set goals and objectives for child welfare management, helping to ensure children are protected from abuse or neglect. In addition, she will oversee a staff of five, including four family case managers. She will also handle general office operations. 


“We’re pleased Jessica has joined our Spencer County team,” said Jane Bisbee, DCS’ Deputy Director of Field Operations. “Her previous work experiences as a special education teacher and later as a home-based services provider will prove invaluable to her as she helps children and families in Spencer County.”


A native southern Hoosier, Richardson was born in Jasper and raised in Holland in Dubois County. She holds an elementary/special needs teaching degree and worked as a special needs teacher in Huntingburg beginning in 2004. In 2008 she joined Ireland Home-Based Services in Evansville and worked with children and families. Richardson joined DCS in 2010 as a family case manager in the Dubois County office and earlier this year was promoted to supervisor in that office. She is a graduate of Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana.


She began her new duties October 7.


The Spencer County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is located at 305 Main Street in Rockport. To report child abuse or neglect, call the child abuse/neglect hotline:  800.800.5556. 


About Indiana Department of Child Services:
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. It also manages the child support bureau. 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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