Georgia DFCS launches child abuse registry

ATLANTA — The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) today launched a registry that will allow employers of certain child-serving agencies to find out if a job applicant has been deemed an alleged child abuser by the Division.

DHS Commissioner Crittenden reappoints four to Georgia Council on Aging

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden announced the reappointment of four members to the Georgia Council on Aging today.

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Energy Assistance

ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Statement from DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden and DFCS Director Bobby Cagle on Bartow County shooting

Earlier this afternoon, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Department of Human Services office in Bartow County. 

Following the shooting, the office remained on lockdown for nearly an hour as law enforcement sought the suspect. That lockdown has since ended. 

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services honors foster caregivers for National Foster Care Month

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will host an awards luncheon for foster caregivers on Monday, May 23, as part of its National Foster Care Month celebration and its continuing effort to support and retain foster parents throughout the stat

The Division of Family and Children Services State Advisory Board holds first meeting Monday

WHO: The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) State Advisory Board
 
WHEN
: Monday, May 9, from 1-4 p.m.
 
WHERE:
2 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 29th floor boardroom
 

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

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.

DHS seeks youth to help create a stronger Georgia

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is asking high school students who are passionate about helping create a stronger Georgia to participate in a new program.

Athens-Clarke County Piloting Lifesaving Yellow Dot Program

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday announced the launch of a pilot program designed to help first responders provide appropriate life-saving treatment during the first hour after a medical emergen

Ben Hill Department of Family and Children Services Staff Relocated

In order to allow time for necessary building improvements, the Ben Hill Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office, located at 124 South Grant Street, Fitzgerald, GA, will be temporarily relocating staff.

DFCS Implementing Changes to Process Requests for Benefits More Quickly

ATLANTA- In August 2015, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) implemented a new practice model to process benefits.  The “One Caseworker, One Family” model emphasizes families having continuity in caseworkers at the local level to deliver services in a more

DHS Commissioner recruits aging advocate to lead aging services

ATLANTA – DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden on Monday announced new leadership in the Department’s Division of Aging Services.

DFCS Releases 2014 Child Fatality Analysis

ATLANTA – The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) on Wednesday released its annual analysis of child deaths occurring within five years of an agency involvement.

DFCS Practice Model Aims to Improve Customer Service

ATLANTA– Citizens of Georgia seeking economic assistance can expect more personalized and timely service delivery as a result of the statewide implementation of a practice model that emphasizes families having continuity in caseworkers at the local level.

Financial Aid Offered to Aspiring Social Workers

ATLANTA- Working in partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Georgia State University (GSU) and four other schools of social work are offering financial support for students committed to careers in child welfare services.

DFCS Providing Retroactive Food Stamp Benefits to Entitled Households

ATLANTA- Based on the Stipulation and Order of Settlement in Melanie K, et al. v. Horton, Civil Action File No.

Georgia DFCS Selected as Youth Thrive Learning Community

ATLANTA— The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has been selected as a member of the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP’s) Youth Thrive™ Learning Community. Georgia DFCS competed to be chosen as one of five national members.

DHS renames outreach program for child support

ATLANTA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) Problem Solving Court program has a new name and the agency plans to assist more parents who are struggling to support their children in 2016.

Georgia’s Yellow Dot program looking to garner volunteers and interest of Dublin community

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services is seeking volunteers and organizations to raise awareness about a new program that gives first responders immediate access to important medical information in the event of an emergency.