DFCS already making changes to procedures after new bill

ATLANTA -- Three key bills related to changes within DFCS have cleared crossover in Georgia's General Assembly.

One that would help find runaway foster children faster passed out of the Senate Monday.

While lawmakers work on policy, DFCS is already making changes to procedure.

Since thedeath of Emani Moss, DFCS says its re-thinking how it reviews cases.

Out of 2,000 cases, so far 98 have been re-opened for investigation. DFCS is also about to launch its new external panel, a group of doctors and child advocates that can look at cases with fresh eyes.

The agency has started training case workers how better to talk with children who are too afraid to speak out. And there's a new software program that statistically analyzes risk factors could help.

We're giving you a chance to voice your opinion to the state senators who will soon be debating a bill to increase transparency and improve how child deaths are investigated.


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