Division of Family and Children Services kicks off 2016 “Blueprint for Change” engagement tour

April 8, 2016

ATLANTA – In an effort to continue to engage the public on reforms to Georgia’s child welfare system, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Bobby Cagle is touring the state to meet with stakeholders and the public.

Cagle’s “Blueprint for Change Roadshow” events are part of a three-pronged approach to improve agency services, develop agency staff and involve communities in efforts to strengthen Georgia’s child welfare and economic assistance programs.

The events seek to engage the public and to gather feedback from agency staff and stakeholders across the state as the agency works to build consensus on a plan to improve agency services to vulnerable families.

During each event, Cagle and other agency leaders seek input from local law enforcement, judges, foster parents, foster youth, legislators, media partners, faith-based organizations, DFCS staff and the public.

The Roadshow also includes a “town hall” style event in each community hosted by Cagle and Stephanie Blank, chairwoman for Gov. Nathan Deal’s Child Welfare Reform Council, to gather comments from the public on the need for services in the local community.

The 2016 Roadshow tour will kick off in the Albany area April 12-15, and will continue with monthly stops in communities around the state through October. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • April 12-15, 2016 in Albany, GA
  • May 10-13, 2016 in Gainesville, GA
  • June 21-24, 2016 in Marietta, GA
  • July 13-15, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
  • August 16-19, 2016 in Newnan, GA
  • September 27-30, 2016 in Macon, GA
  • November 7-10, 2016 in Dublin, GA

To register for upcoming roadshows or additional information, please visit the DFCS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gadfcs

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