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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 Commission on Improving the Status of Children

The next meeting will take place on TBD.


Ed Clere, Co-Chair
Indiana House of Representatives, District 72

Rae Feller
Indiana Office of Court Services

Jon Ford
Indiana Senate, District 38

Carolyn Jackson
Indiana House of Representatives, District 1

Hon. Dana Kenworthy
Grant Superior Court

Sean McCrindle
Bashor Children’s Home

Michael Moore
Indiana Public Defender Council

Frank Mrvan
Indiana Senate, District 1

Jim Oliver
Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Joan Smith
Department of Education

Terry Stigdon
Indiana Department of Child Services

Meeting Materials

Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
December 18, 2020Agenda 
July 20, 2020AgendaMinutes
December 17, 2019 AgendaMinutes
May 29, 2019 AgendaMinutes
October 24, 2018 AgendaMinutes
July 18, 2018 AgendaMinutes
February 21, 2018 AgendaMinutes
June 20, 2017 AgendaMinutes
January 11, 2017 AgendaMinutes

Committee Protocol


Assessment of DCS Attorney Model

DCS Assessment by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group

DCS Progress Report on CWG Recommendations