December 17, 2017

DCS Director Bonaventura To Depart Agency

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DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, center, has led the agency since January 2013. - Brandon Smith/IPB News

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, center, has led the agency since January 2013.

Brandon Smith/IPB News

Department of Child Services Director Mary Beth Bonaventura will resign her position before the end of the month.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Bonaventura’s pending departure as he praised the outgoing agency head. In a statement, Holcomb hailed what he calls her “unwavering commitment” to Hoosier children’s safety.

The announcement did not include a reason for her decision.

Gov. Mike Pence appointed Bonaventura to lead DCS in January 2013. She previously spent three decades in the Lake County judicial system, principally as a juvenile court judge.

The governor’s office says a search for her replacement is underway.

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