Mary Beth Bonaventura

Gov. Eric Holcomb sought in his State of the State to reassure Hoosiers his administration will do “whatever it takes” to fix problems at the Department of Child Services.

But Democratic legislative leaders say Holcomb’s address lacked boldness and leadership, particularly when it comes to the ongoing DCS crisis.

Indiana legislative leaders anticipate Gov. Eric Holcomb will address recent controversy at the Department of Child Services in his 2018 State of the State address.

Former DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura warned current funding and policies would lead to child deaths. Holcomb directed an independent consultant to examine the agency.

DCS Director Bonaventura To Depart Agency

Dec 17, 2017

 

Department of Child Services Director Mary Beth Bonaventura will resign her position before the end of the month.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Bonaventura’s pending departure as he praised the outgoing agency head. In a statement, Holcomb hailed what he calls her “unwavering commitment” to Hoosier children’s safety.

The announcement did not include a reason for her decision.