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Indiana Department of Child Services

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Ricky DeckerOn Friday, May 23, 2014 the Lake County DCS recognized area foster parents with the 3rd Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Night Dinner in Merrillville, Indiana. One guest speaker was Ricky Decker, a former ward who just graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Ricky shared his story. How he had been through several foster homes before a school friend’s family became licensed specifically for him. Read more.

Child Abuse and Neglect Annual Report of Child Fatalities: 2012 

DCS Connection Newsletter: Placement Support and Compliance Special Edition

DANGER-Kids Left in Hot Cars: Keep children safe this summer  

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