Rep. Bacon responds to the governorís DCS announcement

Posted by: Courtney Bearsch  | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) in response to Governor Mike Pence’s authorization of 113 additional Department of Child Services (DCS) caseworkers.

STATEHOUSE – “As a member of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee, I applaud the governor’s decision to authorize the hire of more than 100 new DCS caseworkers. Unfortunately, statistics show an increased demand for these positions as the number of children entering into the DCS system has increased by 26 percent in the past year. As a grandfather, I take very seriously our duty to protect and defend Indiana’s youngest and most vulnerable, and I believe this is a step in the right direction.”