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Audit finds records lag for foster-children social workers

...this week by the Georgia Department of Audits & Accounts on a performance review it conducted found that the Division of Family and Children Services is experiencing growing record lags. Auditors found that caseworkers in the state's main welfare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/audit-finds-records-lag-
Across the region

...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
Glitch causes delay in federal energy assistance to some elderly Augustans

...receiving federal energy assistance funds they depend on to help pay their bills.Every year, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services contracts with community action agencies across the state to distribute federal Low Income Home Energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-25/glitch-causes-delay-federal-
Advocacy group looks to better protect kids and whistleblowers of sexual abuse

...professionals can interview abuse victims and prevent the deterioration of a case.Anita Sanford, of the Division of Family and Children Services, said the facts of the case can become clouded if a child has to navigate several layers of authority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-22/advocacy-group-looks-bett
Across Georgia

...GROUP REVIEWING Georgia's child welfare system says officials should improve internal communications at the Division of Family and Children Services and bolster its relationship with law enforcement.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-09/across-georgia
Man sought in fight at DFACS

...Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who allegedly beat a man Monday morning in the Division of Family and Children Services lobby.Approximately 8:31 a.m., deputies responded to 520 Fenwick Street, where a 33-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-05/man-sought-fight-dfacs
Across the region

ATLANTA - A jury has convicted a New York man in the slaying of an Atlanta woman 11 years ago.

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
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