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Fair and balanced

...surprise audit of the Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services. "I think it was a fair report." - Carolyn Beard, local DFCS director, commenting on the child advocate's audit.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/30/edi_374013.shtml
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Across the area

...juvenile correctional officer struck him in the face and twisted his arm, according to Richmond County DFCS director Carolyn Beard. DFCS received the report Friday, she said. The department has 30 days to complete its investigationunder Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/26/met_346228.shtml
Metro
DFCS director vows to improve division

...dignity and respect." His recent hiring comes seven months after state DFCS officials reassigned former Director Carolyn Beard amid an investigation into management at the county office based on Fenwick Street. Mr. Joe, 35, replaces Bobby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/26/met_440953.shtml
Metro
Cases pile up for agency

...the mother never returned. After the children were placed in foster care, the mother gave a poor excuse, said Carolyn Beard, the director of the Augusta Department of Family and Children Services. "The mom's story was that she had to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/27/met_360885.shtml
Metro
Autopsy reveals injuries on baby

...accidental by the local Department of Family and Children Services. DFCS had no other reports of suspected abuse, Director Carolyn Beard said Monday. "We pretty much followed procedure," she said. The baby's mother, Ikisha J. Harris, 23, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/02/met_323234.shtml
Metro
Across the area

...Children Services has placed the boy and the woman's 3-year-old daughter in foster care, department Director Carolyn Beard said. The girl showed no signs of abuse, police said. Ms. Taylor remained in the Richmond County jail Tuesday without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/07/met_411336.shtml
Metro
Blasting of DFCS persists

...Daniels said. "I don't care about (the DFCS caseworker) not supporting me, but Devon is just an innocent child." Carolyn Beard, the director of the Augusta DFCS office, said if Ms. Daniels or anyone else needing the agency's services has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/29/met_321385.shtml
Metro
DFCS inquiry nears its end

...dogged by mismanagement at the local office. Earlier this month, the director of the Richmond County DFCS office, Carolyn Beard, was reassigned and replaced. Richmond County ranked 152nd out of Georgia's 159 counties in meeting key performance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/29/met_420561.shtml
Metro
Mother deserts wreck scene

...even worse." Both children were placed in foster care and remained there Thursday after a detention hearing, said Carolyn Beard, the director of the Augusta Department of Family and Children Services. Police say Ms. Thomas had a suspended license...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/16/met_352973.shtml
Metro
New DFCS applicants keep caseworkers busy

...as the old cases have been filed away, new applicants are making new piles on caseworkers' desks, DFCS Director Carolyn Beard said. "Each application that comes in has to go through a work-up and a process before it can be denied or approved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/19/met_307784.shtml
Metro