Pence to Hire 113 New Caseworkers

Pence to Hire 113 New Caseworkers

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced the Department of Child Services is going to hire 113 new caseworkers to deal with the growing number of children whose parents are victims of the heroin epidemic.

Pence said the number of children needing DCS’ services has grown by 26% over last year, most of that due to drug addiction problems.

The move would cost about $7.2 million and the funds would come from existing state sources.

Democrats criticized Pence, calling him “late to the game” in addressing the issue of child safety.

You can hear the Governor’s news conference above. The Leon-Tailored Audio runs …read more

Via: http://indypolitics.org/2015/08/13/pence-to-hire-113-new-caseworkers/

About author

You might also like

#INGOV 0 Comments

Melton Withdrawals From Gubernatorial Race, Will Focus on State Senate Race

Gary, Indiana — “Over the past six months, I have had the privilege of traveling our state and engaging with thousands of Hoosiers, hearing their concerns about educational funding, economic mobility,

Ross Thomas 0 Comments

Ross Thomas Releases First Radio Ad

Ross Thomas, Democratic candidate for Indiana Senate District 41, today released his first radio ad.

Politics 0 Comments

It’s A Wrap: Jon Stewart’s Last ‘Daily Show’

By Scott Neuman The host of the political satire program for 16 years ended his run with many of the personalities who over the years had either helped him make