New governor faces challenges: stem child deaths and repeated abuse, redo hotline
10:38 PM, Nov 25, 2012
Eight years after Gov. Mitch Daniels made reform of Indiana's long-troubled child welfare system one of his top priorities, the state's safety net for child abuse and neglect victims is at a crossroads.
Daniels, who used his bully pulpit and the state's checkbook to establish the Department of Child Services and champion ambitious reforms, is leaving office in a few weeks, and a cloud still hangs over the agency.