Sunday, February 3 2013 4:19 PM EST2013-02-03 21:19:39 GMT
Two high-level executives at the Department of Children's Services are off the job.Alan Hall, the Executive Director of Performance and Quality Improvement, and Debbie Miller, the Executive Director ofMore >>
Two executives at the Department of Children's Services are now off the job.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 3:04 PM EST2013-01-07 20:04:51 GMT
A coalition of media organizations is suing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, alleging the agency is violating the law by not providing details about 31 children it had investigated that died...More >>
A coalition of media organizations, including WSMV-TV, is suing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, alleging the agency is violating the law by not providing details about 31 children it had investigated that died during the first six months of this year.More >>
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The two officials now heading up the Tennessee Department of Children's Services say they're seeking swift, but deliberate solutions to problems that have plagued the agency.
Interim Commissioner Jim Henry told The Tennessean he still can't give a definitive answer about how many children who have come into contact with DCS have died.
Henry and Larry Martin, a longtime aide to Gov. Bill Haslam, met with the newspaper's reporters to talk about the agency. Henry said a $27 million computer system used by DCS to track children appears to be improving as glitches are found and fixed.
More than 200 Tennessee children lost their lives or nearly died since 2009 after having some contact with the agency. The exact number isn't clear.
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