DCS Contracted Services

Home Based Case Work

High quality, family-centered, and culturally competent services designed to safely maintain children in their homes (or foster home); prevent children’s initial placement or reentry into foster care; preserve, support, and stabilize families; and promote the well-being of children, youth, and families. Services can also occur in the school, community, or facility.


Community-based individual and group educational enrichment for youth referred through the Department of Child Services.  Evidence-based curriculum that considers the relationship between motivation and environmental factors is utilized. Tutors are culturally competent and utilize hands-on, innovative techniques in reaching students.

Parent Education

Aids and supports parents who are unable to appropriately fulfill parenting and/or homemaking functions. Services include advocating for parental rights, teaching, coaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills for coping and building self-sufficiency.

Day Reporting

Utilized as a community alternative to secured detention; system-impacted males are referred from the Department of Child Services and Marion County Juvenile Probation. Youth are required to attend Monday through Friday and are provided door-to-door transportation. Youth in this program are suspended or expelled from traditional school settings and have access to alternative education options, employment readiness, cognitive behavior therapy, art-based programming, and service-based learning. Students will begin developing skills in emotional regulation, begin to resolve experienced trauma, increase their interpersonal relationships, and begin building a new sense of community.

Healing Centered Re-Entry

Indiana has over 27,000 adult males and over 350 juveniles in the Department of Corrections, and in Marion County, over 50% of Black men return to the Department of Corrections within one year. However, young adults that turn 18 before release have far less support due to Transition from Restrictive Placement (TRP) not being ordered at adjudication due to age. Through strategic and collaborative partnerships, VOICES Healing Centered Re-Entry Program will provide returning citizens with wrap-around support for lasting success.