The Indiana Department of Child Services has added Jim Luttrull Jr. as deputy general counsel of the litigation division. He is a former prosecutor and criminal justice professor. Luttrull will oversee and manage all functions of the DCS litigation department. He will focus on reducing attorney turnover, while also advising agency lawyers who are new to working in child welfare.   

Luttrull is a seasoned trial lawyer with 35 years’ experience, most recently as Grant County prosecutor, a position he held since 2003. He formerly served in the same office as a deputy prosecutor and chief deputy prosecutor since returning to Marion in 1983. Much of his work focused on the prosecution of child abuse and the training and mentoring of prosecutors, child protection workers and law enforcement officials who respond to child abuse cases. 

Luttrull is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He also taught criminal justice courses at Indiana Wesleyan University for 32 years.

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