Indiana Department of Child Services

The Department of Child Services was established in January 2005 by an executive order of the Governor to better care for children by providing more direct attention and oversight in 2 critical areas: Child Protective Services and Child Support


The Department of Child Services protects children and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The department administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the state of Indiana. The mission of the department is to protect children from abuse and neglect by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes.

Please Note

Family and Social Services is no longer at this location. They are located on South 10th street. Please check their address carefully.