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Mission and Vision


The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state's response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.


Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.


We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:

  • Child safety
  • Permanency
  • Collaborative partnerships with foster and adoptive families
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • A culture of safety and transparency
  • Continuous improvement

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