Money woes underscore child services troubles


Somewhere in the $2.2 billion Indiana has socked away in cash reserves is money that Tiffany Girard says was needed to help the three foster children she used to care for before quitting Indiana’s foster care system in frustration.

Girard was one of about two dozen parents, grandparents, community health providers and others who told state lawmakers last week about their struggles with the state’s Department of Child Services. But Girard was far and away the most scathing as she talked about being rejected by the state as she sought care for three children she used to care for.

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