About

Mission and Vision

Mission:  To improve the status of  children in Indiana.

Vision:   Every child in Indiana will have a safe and nurturing environment and be afforded opportunities to grow into a healthy and productive adult.

See the Commission's 3-Year Strategic Plan

Overview

The multi-branch statewide Commission is aimed at improving the status of children in Indiana. In cooperation with other entities, members of the State Commission on Improving the Status of Children will study issues concerning vulnerable youth, review and make recommendations concerning legislation, and promote information sharing and best practices.

Commission Members and Partners

Legislatively created in 2013, the Commission includes 18 members and more than 100 volunteers serving on Task Forces and Committees. Commission members are named in the Indiana Code, and the Commission has adopted Roles and Responsibilities for all parties. 

State agencies represented on the Commission include:

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana Department of Child Services

Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Indiana Public Defender Council

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services

Indiana State Budget Agency

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiciton

Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Office of the Governor