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...WSB-TV.The boy was reunited with his mother Saturday but will likely stay in the custody of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, WSB-TV reported.The father and a woman at the home face charges of false imprisonment, cruelty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-29/across-region
Across the region

...the agency that handles food stamps to ensure that clients receive benefits in a timely manner.The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services said in a news release that interim director Bobby Cagle announced the initiative Friday.Case managers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-14/across-region
Gay marriage issue in attorney general race

...office to prosecute child abuse because of the number who have died after having had some contact with the Division of Family and Children Services."What we should be doing is fundamentally protecting citizens in need, such as the 400 children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-14/gay-marriage-i
Educator misconduct unwanted reality in most school districts in state

...predators.Georgia's Mandatory Reporter Law requires certain professionals to make an oral report to the Division of Family and Children Services within 24 hours of becoming aware of suspected abuse. It has been strengthened over the years to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-12/educator-misconduct-unwanted
Phone line for Georgia food stamp recipients busy

...all the prompts but was abruptly dis connected from the line," Jones said of the phone system the Georgia Division of Family and Children Ser vices launched statewide in November. "It's a very frustrating call-in process that takes away from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-18/phone-line-georgia-food-
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
Ga. Senate OKs bill to privatize some state child welfare services; bill now heads to House

...Committee wrote in a minority report that the bill would also cost the state more money.The bill calls for the Division of Family and Children Services to submit a plan for privatization by Jan. 1, with the new system being phased in over two years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-18/ga-senate-oks-bill-priva
Drug testing bill moves closer to passage

...Nutritional Assistance Program) and welfare (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are administered by the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) within the Georgia Department of Human Services.Numerous organizations oppose the bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-11/drug-testing-bill-moves-
5 named Women of Distinction

...Leadership Services, in business; Crystal Eskola, the COMPASS Community Partner project manager with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, in the community service category; Augusta Commission member Mary Davis, in government; and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-14/5-named-women-distinction