Post Tagged with: "Department of Children’s Services"

Over the course of five years, roughly 1,800 Tennessee children were taken into custody because their parents were cooking meth. Credit: Tennessee Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Why Are So Many More TN Kids In Foster Care? DCS Chief Blames Drugs

by / on November 18, 2013

The number of children in Tennessee’s foster care system is back near 8,500, up from a low of 7,000 four years ago. And according to the Department of Children’s Services, illegal drug-use is largely to blame.

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Recently aged-out teens get help writing resumes at the Youth Villages office in Nashville on Wednesday. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Now Everyone Who Ages Out Of Foster Care In Tennessee Gets A Fixer

by / on October 31, 2013

Tennessee may be the first state in the country to offer every teenager who leaves the foster care system a personal guide into adulthood. Officials have announced the expansion of case management to every kid who ages out of state custody.

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Jim Henry was named interim commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services following the departure of Kate O’Day. She left under pressure because of unreported child deaths. Credit: Blake Farmer/WPLN

Interim DCS Chief Made Permanent

by / on May 21, 2013

The man appointed to temporarily head the embattled Department of Children’s Services will be there a while longer. Tuesday Governor Bill Haslam announced Jim Henry will become the permanent DCS commissioner.

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DCS Interim Asked to Face ‘Brutal Facts’

DCS Interim Asked to Face ‘Brutal Facts’

by / on February 6, 2013

The temporary head of the embattled Department of Children’s Service said at a legislative hearing he would turn things around, even with the title of “interim.”

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State of the State: Overview

State of the State: Overview

by / on January 29, 2013

Tennessee’s governor laid out a budget proposal last night that’s primarily filled with moderate investments here and there. Most of the state’s added revenue will be taken up by rising costs in health care and education. But Governor Bill Haslam did propose a small raise for state workers and an injection of cash for the Rainy Day fund.

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Bredesen Response to Ramsey Cutting Third of Departments – Why Wait

by / on April 28, 2010

Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he believes at least seven departments could be eliminated from state government.

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