DCS Probation System

What is It?

The DCS Probation System is an application made available via Indiana Court Information Technology Extranet (INcite), developed through a joint effort between Court Technology and the Department of Child Services (DCS).  DCS Probation is a portal by which Indiana probation officers can access DCS' KidTraks system and enter information that is required for juvenile services and placements that have been ordered by the Court in a juvenile delinquency case, for which DCS has been ordered to pay.

Why We Need It

The DCS Probation System was developed to assist Indiana probation officers in complying with requirements of Public Law 146-2008 (previously known as House Enrolled Act 1001), which was passed by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law on March 14, 2008.  Required information associated with juvenile placements and services for which DCS has been ordered to pay must be supplied by Probation Officers to ensure that those services are indeed paid for by DCS, thereby reducing the risk that the county will be billed and deemed liable for payment.

Most counties did not have the technology means necessary to comply with Public Law 146-2008 requirements, especially with an aggressive effective date of January 1, 2009.  To date, 800 probation officers in 81 Indiana counties are using the application to submit required information to DCS.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the DCS Probation System project, email Lisa Thompson at lisa.thompson@courts.in.gov or call 317-234-6586.