Public to comment on state’s plan for preventing child abuse

ATLANTA – Members of the public can offer comments on the revision of the state’s plan for preventing child abuse at a series of meetings around the state.

DHS awarded grant to expand upon services to assist victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) received a grant award to assist vulnerable adults who have fallen victim to criminal maltreatment at the hands of their caregivers.

DHS commissioner announces new general counsel

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced changes to the Department’s senior leadership team today.

Local community programs recognized by state initiative

ATLANTA – A select group of local family-support programs from across Georgia were chosen to participate in the state child-welfare agency’s State of Hope initiative, the Division of Family & Children Service (DFCS) announced Friday. 

DHS Chief of Staff named to 2020 class of Leadership Cobb

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Chief of Staff Gerlda Hines has been named to the 2020 class of Leadership Cobb by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, one of the most distinguished leadership programs in the state.

Georgia DHS recognized for innovative use of technology in human resources

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) was recognized by the premier professional community in human resources for their innovative use of technology in the successful implementation of a state-of-the-art applicant tracking system.

Outpouring of support for Baby India highlights need for awareness of prevention and permanency

ATLANTA – The responses from across the country – and even internationally – for an infant discovered in the North Georgia woods brings attention to the need for increased awareness regarding preventative services and for foster and adoptive parents for hundreds of other Georgia

DHS launches initiative to improve Georgians understanding of dementia, support of those living with the disease

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Service (DAS) today launched a new initiative to help communities learn how they can become better friends, neighbors and relatives to people who live with dementia.
 

DFCS Director Rawlings announces senior leadership changes

ATLANTA – Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Tom C. Rawlings announced changes to the Division’s senior leadership team today.

Family and Children Services Names Foster Caregivers of the Year

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services honored several families as Foster Caregivers of the Year during an appreciation luncheon and awards ceremony on May 20 in Atlanta.