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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

Committee Protocol

This Committee is different from the Interim Study Committee on Child Services.


Ed Clere, 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

Kelsey Peaper
Department of Education

Terry Stigdon
Indiana Department of Child Services

Meeting Materials

Meeting DateAgendaMinutesRecording
December 20, 2022AgendaMinutes 
December 7, 2021Agenda Video
November  22, 2021AgendaMinutesVideo
November 1, 2021AgendaMinutesVideo
December 18, 2020AgendaMinutes 
July 20, 2020AgendaMinutes


Court Performance Measures Report

Assessment of DCS Attorney Model

DCS Assessment by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group

DCS Progress Report on CWG Recommendations