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Division of Family and Children Services

DFCS already making changes to procedures after new bill

DFCS already making changes to procedures after new bill<p>While lawmakers work on policy, DFCS is already making changes to procedure. &nbsp;<strong>CONTACT YOUR SENATOR HERE.</strong></p>
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Division of Family and Children Services

VOICE YOUR OPINION: Should DFCS reports be made more public?

VOICE YOUR OPINION: Should DFCS reports be made more public?The House unanimously passed a bill to change the way a child's death is investigated and how much information about their life&nbsp;and DFCS involvement in it,&nbsp;can be released to the public. It is now in the hands of the Senate.&nbsp; Here's...
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Crime

Supreme Court could decide fate of poker games

Supreme Court could decide fate of poker gamesThe Supreme Court could determine once and for all whether a friendly poker game at your house is illegal gambling or not.
  • Crime
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Division of Family and Children Services

DFCS employees concerned about processing of applications

DFCS employees concerned about processing of applicationsEmployees with the state Department of Family and Children's Services have asked 11Alive News to take a closer look at the processing of food stamp applications.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Division of Family and Children Services

DFCS battles food stamp processing backlog for months without success

DFCS battles food stamp processing backlog for months without successThere are families throughout Georgia that have no idea what they'll eat tomorrow. Not just because they're poor, but because the state program set up to help them isn't working and hasn't for months.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Health

Metro Atlanta's lowest restaurant scores of 2013

Metro Atlanta's lowest restaurant scores of 2013Our Center for Investigative Action examined all health inspection scores in metro Atlanta from 2013 to come up with a list of the 50 restaurants that had the lowest scores.&nbsp;
  • Health
  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Child advocates win fight to open juvenile courts

Child advocates win fight to open juvenile courtsA small group of child advocates fought to open juvenile courts -- and won.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Two DFCS employees fired after two child deaths

Two DFCS employees fired after two child deathsTwo Georgia Division of Family and Children Services employees involved have been fired, after deaths of two children.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Gov. Deal to spend millions & add hundreds more workers to DFCS

Gov. Deal to spend millions & add hundreds more workers to DFCS11Alive News has learned that Gov. Nathan Deal plans to add $27 million and up to 500 new workers to the Department of Family and Children's Services over the next three years.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Hundreds attend Emani Moss' funeral

Hundreds attend Emani Moss' funeral<p>Hundreds attended the funeral of Emani Moss, 10, who police say died at the hands of her father and stepmother.&nbsp;</p>
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Health

Calorie confusion: Can you believe what you read?

Calorie confusion: Can you believe what you read?The FDA is working on rules that would require&nbsp;many restaurants to provide nutritional information to&nbsp;their customers. But many restaurants eager to meet the needs and curiosities of their customers have already started to post the data online....
  • Health
  • 1 year ago
Crime Alert

Pet flipping leaves animal lovers devastated

Pet flipping leaves animal lovers devastatedIf your pet disappears or you give it to someone to give it a better home, you might want to go online. You could be surprised to find it for sale.&nbsp;
  • Crime Alert
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Former DFCS manager says agency pushing workers too hard

Former DFCS manager says agency pushing workers too hard<p>A former DFCS manager says the agency pushes workers too hard. He recently left his job, saying he's simply seen enough.</p>
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Attorney says DFCS needs change from top down

Attorney says DFCS needs change from top downAn attorney for Emani Moss' grandmother said he will take whatever action necessary to force DFCS to make changes.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

State Rep. calls for changes to child laws, DFCS following 10-year-old death

State Rep. calls for changes to child laws, DFCS following 10-year-old death<p>Following the death of 10-year-old Emani Moss, 11Alive began looking into past DFCS cases.</p>
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Division of Family and Children Services

Police: 10-year-old girl died of starvation

Police: 10-year-old girl died of starvationPolice said Monday that 10-year-old Emani Moss, whose body was found badly burned in a trash can in a Lawrenceville apartment complex Saturday, had died of starvation.
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • 1 year ago
Crime

11Alive Investigates: East Point's Missing Council Members

11Alive Investigates: East Point's Missing Council Members<p>11Alive spent weeks looking into attendance at East Point City Council meetings. In the past year, nine meetings had to be cancelled because members did not show up, and one paid member had an attendance rate of less than 50 percent.</p>
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Crime

How to avoid contractor trouble

How to avoid contractor trouble A local contractor is trying to stay out of the spotlight and out of jail. Some of his customers tell us he took their money, didn't finish the jobs, and now a warrant has been issued for his arrest.&nbsp;
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Crime

Former residents describe Cherokee shelter as "cult."

Former residents describe Cherokee shelter as "cult." For a woman with no place else to go, this place looks like a dream. Bright and immaculate, folksy and homey, with a bountiful pantry and the promise of fellowship with women of faith.
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
Crime

11Alive CIA investigates rental car safety

11Alive CIA investigates rental car safetyWho's looking out for you and your safety on the road? Our investigation may make you think twice the next time you rent a car.
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 4 months ago
Crime

Robocalls target elderly and bombard homes

Robocalls target elderly and bombard homesA telemarketing scam hitting the Metro area is phishing for your information and if you bite, it could cost you hundreds of dollars.
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 4 months ago
Crime

Have you heard this call?

Have you heard this call?The annoying robocall that's bombarding phones and lighting up the switchboard at the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 4 months ago
Crime

ATF sting snares decorated soldiers - is it wrong?

ATF sting snares decorated soldiers - is it wrong?While USA Today covered the national story, we teamed up with them to cover what happened here in Atlanta. In 2008, four U.S. army soldiers working at a Ranger training facility in Dahlonega were convinced to participate in one of those undercover operations.
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 4 months ago
Crime

Shane Ladner charged with faking his Purple Heart

Shane Ladner charged with faking his Purple HeartAfter a six-week investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff's detectives have arrested former officer Shane Ladner, 41, of Canton, for faking his Purple Heart award.
  • Crime
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
The Great Hang Up

Georgians need for speed - Advice - Slow down

Georgians need for speed - Advice - Slow downA recent survey shows drivers in the South have a need for speed and we were able to prove it's true.
  • The Great Hang Up
  • 1 year, 6 months ago
Crime Alert

Salvation Army owns millions of dollars worth of homes

Salvation Army owns millions of dollars worth of homesWe drove through some nice neighborhoods and saw dozens of&nbsp;well maintained&nbsp;homes, all owned by the Salvation Army.&nbsp;These homes weren't for the needy or the homeless, they were&nbsp;purchased to house Salvation Army officers...
  • Crime Alert
  • 1 year, 6 months ago
Crime Alert

Undercover Locksmith Investigation

Undercover Locksmith Investigation"I'm mad as hell," Jerry Goodwin exclaimed, standing on his back deck, "They said it'd cost about 100 bucks."&nbsp;
  • Crime Alert
  • 1 year, 6 months ago