About this resource

The Indiana Ombudsman's office responds to and investigates complaints filed by the state and local judiciary, foster parents, biological parents, and the general public, including foster youth.

Note: Before filing a formal complaint, the DCS Ombudsman Bureau requires that complainants attempt to address their issues at the local level, by contacting the appropriate family case manager, the family case manager supervisor, the division manager, and the local office director.


Current Youth in Care, Former Foster Youth (18+), Juvenile Justice Youth (JJ Youth), LGBTQIA2-S+ Youth, Disabled Youth, Expecting/Parenting Families, Foster Youth of Color