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New commission on children executive committee includes justice, DCS head

December 10, 2013

The Commission on Improving the Status of Children, created during the 2013 legislative session, announced its executive committee Tuesday. The committee includes Indiana Justice Loretta Rush, who also serves as commission chair.

The other four members of the executive committee are Department of Child Services Director Mary Beth Bonaventura; Rep. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse; Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle; and Dr. Ryan Streeter, senior policy director for Gov. Mike Pence. Holdman co-introduced the legislation that created the commission.

The commission will study issues concerning vulnerable youth, review and make recommendations about pending legislation, and promote information sharing and best practices. Other members of the commission include Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller; Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration Executive Director Lilia Judson; and Debra Minott, secretary of Family and Social Services Administration.

The commission is meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room A at the Indiana Government Center South. The meeting is open to the public and will be webcast live.

More information about the Commission on Improving the Status of Children is available at www.in.gov/children.
 

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