ATLANTA – As part of its mission to uphold transparency and accountability to the public, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) published the DHS State Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report online this week.

The Annual Report highlights major initiatives during State Fiscal Year 2019 (SFY 2019) and describes how those initiatives helped achieve strategic goals.

“I’ve made a commitment to the public to ensure transparency in how we’re spending taxpayer funds to build stronger families for a stronger Georgia,” DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden said. “This is our second Annual Report, and this year, we’ve expanded it to include more data and details that demonstrate what we we’re doing in communities across the state.”

The report features information on services provided by the divisions of Family & Children Services, Child Support Services and Aging Services. Some highlights from the report include:

  • The Division of Aging Services increased the number of people served by home and community-based programs, like respite care and home-delivered meals, by 6 percent in SFY 2019.
  • The number of children who benefited from their parents graduating the Division of Child Support Services’ Parental Accountability Court program grew by 28 percent.
  • Initiatives by the Division of Family & Children Services reduced the foster care population by more than 3 percent. The Division also increased adoptions from foster care by more than 17 percent.

This year, the report is available on the DHS website at