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Child deaths rise in Georgia state report

...ATLANTA - State figures released Friday show that 180 children died last year while under the supervision of the Division of Family and Children Services.That represents an increase of 28 deaths, or 18 percent, over 2012, but advocates and agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-08/child-deaths-rise-georgi
Georgia couple accused of locking teenage son in basement

...Authorities began investigating after the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services received an anonymous tip June 15...physical abuse, police said.The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services has custody of the boy and his siblings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-26/georgia-couple-accused-lockin
Division of Family and Child Services suggests assessing age, maturity level before leaving child unattended

...and a parent's discretion should be used for older children, according to guidelines from Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services. No child, no matter the age or self-dependence, should ever be unattended in a car, even if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-25/division-family-and-ch
Mandatory overtime ordered for Georgia child protective services agency to resolve large case backlog

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to...is conducting a comprehensive review of the Division of Family and Children Services, which could result in more changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-24/mandatory-overtime-ordered-ge
Mandatory overtime ordered for Ga. DFCS workers

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to...is conducting a comprehensive review of the Division of Family and Children Services, which could result in more changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-25/mandatory-ot-ga-dfcs
DFCS facing $1 million suit in death

...agency was revamping its protocols after an investigation found that Markea was severely malnourished. Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Director Ron Scroggy said at the time that her death should never have happened. Police arrested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-17/dfcs-facing-1-million-suit-d
Deal shakes up child-welfare agency

...the reform council, the state is also testing a public-private foster care management partnership in two Division of Family and Children Services regions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12/deal-shakes-child-welfare-age
Drowning of McDuffie County boy ruled accidental

...been reported missing in October from the family home on Perdue Circle but was found near a pond. The state Division of Family and Children's Services was called in to investigate after that incident.The Kalumes' fence campaign had raised about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-06/drowning-mcduffie-county-boy
Food stamp backlog over, Ga. officials say

...Keith Horton that the problem of the state's food stamp backlog has been resolved.Last month, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services said it had cleared its backlog. DFACS had until May 14 to finish processing more than 30,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-04/food-stamp-backlog-over-ga-o
Georgia seeks to hire 175 DFCS caseworkers

...Services, responding to a query from GHN, acknowledged this week that some metro Atlanta caseworkers for the Division of Family and Children Services currently have unusually high caseloads."As of last week, there were a small number of caseworkers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-29/georgia-seeks-hire-175-d