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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.

Meeting webcast available on the Indiana General Assembly web site

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.


Wendy McNamara, Chair
Indiana House of Representatives, District 76

Jolene Bracale
Department of Education

Michael Moore
Indiana Public Defender Council

Leslie Dunn
Indiana Office of Court Services

Hon. Dana Kenworthy
Grant Superior Court

Sean McCrindle
Bashor Children’s Home

Mark Messmer
Indiana Senate, District 48

Frank Mrvan
Indiana Senate, District 1
Jim Oliver
Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Melanie Wright
Indiana House of Representatives, District 35


Meeting Materials

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
May 29, 2019 Agenda  
October 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes

Handouts from the May 29, 2019 Meeting

DCS Presentation

CASA Handout

IDOE Report


Assessment of DCS Attorney Model

DCS Assessment by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group

DCS Progress Report on CWG Recommendations