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Sign the petition to hold DFCS accountable

Sign the petition to hold DFCS accountableTime and time again, children are reported in danger and the system can't help.
  • News
  • 10 months, 4 weeks ago
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Emails raise questions about safety in two counties

Emails raise questions about safety in two countiesProtecting Georgia's children takes teamwork, but emails released to 11Alive News warn leadership missed the mark.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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DFCS regional director fired for negligence

DFCS regional director fired for negligenceRegional Director fired after learning he allowed Clayton County to skip home visits for dozens of cases.
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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DFCS promises to fix food stamp call system

DFCS promises to fix food stamp call systemDFCS workers face another round of mandatory overtime as it tries to fix problems with its food stamp call center.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Inside DFCS: one year after Emani Moss dies

Inside DFCS: one year after Emani Moss diesThe head of the Child Welfare Reform Council sits down to talk about changes Georgia must consider to keep children safe.
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Survey finds many DFCS workers dissatisfied

Survey finds many DFCS workers dissatisfiedA recent survey of more than 1,500 Division of Family and Children Services employees found that more than half reporting being dissatisfied with their job.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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DFCS reports increase in child deaths

DFCS reports increase in child deathsA major report from Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services shows an 18 percent increase in child homicides in 2013.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Unsafe sleep habits and drug use leading cause of child deaths

Unsafe sleep habits and drug use leading cause of child deathsIn 2013, 180 children died, whose families had prior history with DFCS.
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Governor wants to hire 100 more DFCS case workers

Governor wants to hire 100 more DFCS case workersNew workers won't help with current load of backlogged abuse investigations.
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New transparency law still leaves DFCS' role a mystery

New transparency law still leaves DFCS' role a mystery11Alive compares case summaries from before and after the new law to see what DFCS can now share about a child's death
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New transparency comes to DFCS

New transparency comes to DFCSA new law says the maximum information possible should be shared with the public.
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  • 8 months ago
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Sweeping changes to DFCS under new leadership

Sweeping changes to DFCS under new leadershipInterim DFCS director Bobby Cagle is interviewed
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  • 8 months, 1 week ago
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DFCS increasing staff, hours to reduce backlog

DFCS increasing staff, hours to reduce backlogDFCS child protective services currently has more than 3,300 open investigations.
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  • 8 months, 1 week ago
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GBI says Heaven Woods had bruises on entire body

GBI says Heaven Woods had bruises on entire bodyGBI recounts the days of abuse before 5-year-old Heaven Woods died.
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New director discusses Heaven Woods history with DFCS

New director discusses Heaven Woods history with DFCSMore than 500 pages recount Heaven Woods involvement with DFCS.
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Crime

DFCS was investigating abuse against girl when she died

DFCS was investigating abuse against girl when she diedHeaven Woods died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Marietta

Markea Berry's family files wrongful death lawsuit against DFCS

Markea Berry's family files wrongful death lawsuit against DFCSA lawsuit filed against DFCS says they could have prevented Markea Berry from starving to death.
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

New DFCS director starts Monday

New DFCS director starts MondayBobby Cagle will be the interim director of the Division of Family and Children Services.
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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New DFCS director to review thousands of children's files to see if they're in danger

New DFCS director to review thousands of children's files to see if they're in dangerBobby Cagle promises within six months to assure all children in DFCS care are safe.
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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Community helps grandmother buy food

Community helps grandmother buy food11Alive viewers came together to help a hungry family.
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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USDA cautiously lifts threat to cut food stamp funding

USDA cautiously lifts threat to cut food stamp fundingUSDA cautiously lifts threat to cut food stamp funding. Concerns with call center remain.
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