Indiana’s Department of Child Services says it’s doing all it can to comply with caseload requirements in state law and that a court can’t order it to do more.
Lawyers for the agency made that case Wednesday before the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Indiana law says the Department of Child Services must provide enough caseworkers so that the average caseload doesn’t exceed 17 children.
All but one of the 19 regions in the state exceeds that standard. Caseworker Mary Price oversees 43 children.