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[DCS] DCS Appoints Susan Ford Director in Martin County
Start Date: 3/12/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/12/2014
Entry Description

SHOALS, Ind. (March 12, 2014)The Indiana Department of Child Services announced today Susan Ford has been appointed the office director for the Indiana Department of Child Services, Martin County office. In her new role Ford will set goals and objectives for child welfare management helping to ensure children are protected from abuse or neglect. In addition, she’ll oversee three family case managers and an administrative assistant. She’ll also handle general office operations. 


“Susan brings a wealth of experience with her and we’re pleased to have her take the reins for Martin County,” said Jane Bisbee, DCS’ Deputy Director of Field Operations. “Her work experience as a child and adolescent therapist and as a DCS family case manager and supervisor will be invaluable to her as she continues to help strengthen families.”


A life-long resident of southwest Indiana, Ford was born in Washington in Daviess Co. and grew up in Bruceville in neighboring Knox Co. In 2005 she joined Ireland Home-Based Services as a therapist and provided intervention services to children, adolescents and adults in several southwest Indiana counties. In 2006 she was promoted to supervisor and later worked as a community partners program manager at Ireland.


She became a family case manager for the Daviess Co. office of the Indiana Department of Child Services in 2008. She transferred to the Knox Co. office of DCS in 2010 where she was promoted to supervisor in 2012.


Ford has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in criminology from Indiana State University.


She began her new duties Feb. 24.


The Martin County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is located at 609 Ravine St. in Shoals. To report child abuse or neglect, call the child abuse/neglect hotline:  800.800.5556. 


About Indiana Department of Child Services:
DCS is committed to protecting children who are victims of abuse or neglect. The agency's primary goal is to safely keep these children at home with their families by offering appropriate support services. It also manages the child support bureau. Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556.




Contact Information:
Name: Rich Allen, Assistant Communications Director
Phone: 317.232.4424
Susan Ford
Entry Type:
Press Release
Entry Category:
  • Kids and Families
  • Category:
  • Family & Health
  • Agency Name
    Child Services, Indiana Department of

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