DHS introduces interactive data on dhs.georgia.gov website

March 22, 2019

ATLANTA – As part of its ongoing commitment to open government and transparency, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a new section of its website to provide information to the public about its services, Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced today.

“Transparency is vital to the work we do as a public agency,” Crittenden said. “Simply making information available does not satisfy our obligation to the public’s right to know. To be truly transparent, we must make information as visible, accessible, timely, thorough and understandable as we possibly can. We believe this feature of our website is a solid step in the direction of transparency.”  

By clicking on the “DHS Data” button at dhs.georgia.gov, the public can access data related to the Department’s work, which impacts 1 in 5 Georgians each year.

Data available on the website is drawn from the work of all three DHS divisions and its Office of Inspector General. Measurements of the Department’s work include:

  • Meals and other services provided to seniors
  • Adult Protective Services and Guardianship cases
  • Child support collections and cases
  • Participation in Parental Accountability Court and Fatherhood programs
  • Foster care and adoption data
  • Child welfare, family preservation and support services cases
  • Families and households receiving benefits through eligibility programs
  • Investigations of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) overpayment claims

 The available information goes as far back as 2014. Most of the data will be updated quarterly, though some will be updated after the end of state or federal fiscal years.

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