The Indiana Department of Child Services contracts with numerous service providers throughout Indiana to deliver the services described under prevention, preservation, placement and permanency. Service providers who enter into contracts with DCS all commit to providing quality service based on established standards and agree to provide data relating to identified outcome measures. This DCS-Provider partnership enables all children and families to receive services necessary to alleviate identified needs.
The Department of Child Services (DCS), in compliance with the Indiana Department of Administration’s regulations utilizes and electronic contraction solution. To allow DCS to effectively utilize this solution all contract holders must be a Bidder for the State of Indiana. Instructions are listed below.
As a part of the electronic contraction solution DCS utilizes document signing thru DocuSign. DocuSign requires confirmation of the signer’s information via a text to the signer’s mobile/cell number.
For the purposes of making a smooth transition, DCS has created a list of frequently asked questions and links regarding this new process below.
- How to become a Bidder for the State of Indiana
- Instructions on how to eSign Contracts
- Questions about eContracting email
Child Welfare Services Coordinators
- Child Welfare Services Coordinator Areas Map Updated January 29, 2021
Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)
- Click on the KidTraks link below, and then click on Provider Service Guide
- Link to KidTraks
In order to accomplish the mission of protecting our children, families, and future, the DCS needs partners at both the state and local levels. Some state partners are, but are not limited to, the Department of Education, Department of Mental Health and Addictions, the Department of Family Resources, the Department of Workforce Development, the Department of Correction, and the Indiana State Department of Health. Some local partners are, but are not limited to, the local offices of the state agencies, the DCS provider network, schools, social services agencies, health care providers, public health, hospitals, child care providers, community mental health agencies, child abuse prevention agencies like Healthy Families and local Prevent Child Abuse Councils, Youth Services Bureaus, Child Advocacy Centers, the faith-based community, Twelve Step Programs, city and county government, law enforcement agencies, and food pantries.
Licensed Child Placing Agency
The Indiana Department of Child Services licenses foster family homes, licensed child placing agencies, child caring institutions, group homes, and private secure facilities. Learn more here
National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) web portal
All approved older youth services providers must submit monthly reports through the KidTraks NYTD web portal. The User must be approved by DCS Central office to access this application. More information can be found on the Older Youth Initiatives website page: https://www.in.gov/dcs/OlderYouthInitiatives.htm