Child deaths at record low in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- Child deaths are at a record low in Indiana!
The Department of Child Services released the latest numbers on Tuesday in Indianapolis.
25 Hoosier children died in 2010. That's down from 38 in 2009.
The DCS credits the addition of hundreds of caseworkers and more interaction with crisis families.
The director, however, admits some kids still fall through the cracks.
"Any death of a child is tragic and devastating, not only to the family but to the community. While this report indicates progress has been made, even one death is unacceptable," said James Payne, DCS Director.
The DCS report found children under 5-years-old and those who live with a single parent or an unmarried couple are at most risk.