Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday he’s asking the General Assembly to give more money to the Department of Child Services for additional case workers.
The request comes from recommendations made by an independent study of the agency.
DCS aims for each of its case managers to handle, on average, 12 active cases and 17 cases that still need some supervision. But the agency told lawmakers back in November only one of 19 regions across the state meets the so-called “12/17” standard.