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State Director: Cassandra Porter State Director:
Cassandra Porter


Cassandra Porter, J.D. was named the Indiana State Director for Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) in 2012. Porter previously served as the Assistant Deputy Director of Staff Development/Resource & Adoptive Parent Training (RAPT) with the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). In this role she provided leadership for the Partnership for Child Welfare Education program and division staff, as well as curriculum development, training delivery, evaluation and a comprehensive training records information system.

Porter also served as Indiana’s State Program Director managing four Permanency Programs including: Special Needs Adoption, assisted Guardianship, Youth Connections, and Independent Living. She created a uniform family selection process for children waiting to be adopted and enhanced the Assisted Guardianship program allowing it to be used as a feasible permanency option for families.

Porter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University and a Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law. In 2010 she received the Myra Jean Loux Award from the Indiana Association of Adoption and Child Care Services, Inc. and was the 2007 recipient of SAFY’s prestigious Friends of the Children Award.


SAFY of Indiana: Ft. Wayne
705 E State Blvd, Suite 200
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: 260-484-4600
Toll Free: 877-422-7239
Fax: 260-484-4002
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SAFY of Indiana: Indianapolis
70 East 91st Street, Suite 109
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Phone: 317-218-4081
Fax: 765-287-8372
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SAFY of Indiana: Merrillville
8127 Merrillville Rd., Suite C
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Phone: 219-472-2062
Fax: 219-576-6090
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SAFY of Indiana: South Bend
2410 Grape Rd, Suite 6
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Phone: 574-217-0128
Toll Free: 888-261-1760
Fax: 574-288-3447
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