Child Services Oversight Committee


  • Review bi-annual data reports from the Department of Child Services (DCS)
  • Review annual reports from the DCS Ombudsman
  • Make recommendations to the CISC

The next meeting will take place on TBD

Committee meetings are open to the public. Guests are asked to notify the Commission Executive Director in advance of their intention to attend, if possible.


Representative Wendy McNamara, Chair
District 76

Jolene Bracale
Program Coordinator for Student Health
Department of Education

Michael Moore
Assistant Executive Director
Indiana Public Defender Council

Leslie Dunn
Indiana Office of Court Services

Hon. Dana Kenworthy
Grant Superior Court

Sean McCrindle
Vice President of Program Operations
Bashor Children’s Home

Senator Mark Messmer
District 48

Senator Frank Mrvan
District 1
Jim Oliver
Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Representative Melanie Wright
District 35


Meeting Materials

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2014   Minutes
September 9, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 5, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2016 Agenda  
January 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2018 Agenda  
July 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 24, 2018 Agenda  



Assessment of DCS Attorney Model

DCS Assessment by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group

DCS Progress Report on CWG Recommendations

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report