“I strongly believe in the work DCS does,” Lahr said. “I am excited for the opportunity to take on more of a leadership role in the agency that has trained me and guided my growth from my early days as an attorney.”
Lahr’s promotion comes at a time when DCS is working to strengthen and reorganize its legal division. Lahr previously served as an administrative law judge for DCS and as a local office staff attorney. She has worked for DCS for almost 10 years in several different roles.
“Erin has a passion for helping our state’s most vulnerable children,” said DCS director Terry Stigdon. “Her talent and enthusiasm will be crucial in making sure we as an agency are able to continue focusing on our important job of protecting children from abuse and neglect.”
Lahr currently lives in Greenfield with her family. She graduated with her doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
About Indiana DCS: The Indiana Department of Child Services engages with families and collaborates with state, local and community partners to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services. Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556. Child Support Customer Service Kidsline: 800.840.8757 or 317.233.5437. www.in.gov/dcs