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DCS to take public comments at hearing

The Dept. of Child Services is seeking public testimony on the provision of child protection services, local service need and system change.

The services will be targeted to the individual needs of children identified by the Dept. of Child Services or children alleged or adjudicated as children in need of services or delinquent.

To accommodate a large number of potential speakers, testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker and will be taken in the order of signature on the sign-in sheet available the day of the hearing.

The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Clark County DCS office, located at 1421 Youngstown Shopping Center in Jeffersonville.

Submission of written comments/testimony is encouraged at the time of the hearing.

Region 18 covers Harrison, Floyd, Clark, Scott and Washington counties.