Tennessee Children Will No Longer Be Housed In DCS Offices, Religious Groups Credited For Change

Children Are No Longer Sleeping At Department Of Children’s Services (DCS) Offices, Except For Those In Shelby County, According To The Department’s Commissioner Margie Quin.

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Proposed Legislation Offers No Relief For Tennessee Children In State Custody

Proposed Legislation From The Tennessee General Assembly In This Year’s Legislative Session Offers No Relief For Children Says A Source That Spoke Confidentially With The Tennessee Conservative.

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Tennessee DCS – A History of Failures

In December 2022, The Comptroller’s Office Released The Second Of Two Audits In Two Years. This Audit Makes It Clear To State Lawmakers That DCS Has A Long History Of Failures. Since The Time The Department Of Children’s Services Was Created In 1996, DCS Has Faced Recurring Issues That Management Has Struggled To Address.

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The State Makes A Poor Parent Says New Tennessee DCS Commissioner

“The State Makes A Poor Parent,” Said New Tennessee DCS Commissioner Margie Quinn At A Joint Committee Hearing On December 14, 2022. Amidst Three Hours Of Dialog About The Two Audit Reports On The Agency’s Shortcomings, The Tenth Commissioner Of The Department Of Children’s Services Opined Relentlessly On How Her Administration Will Do Better.

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Tennessee DCS Given One More Year To Get Their Act Together After Audit Finds Children In State Custody Sexually Abused Or Harassed

The Release By The Tennessee Comptroller Of A Damning Audit Of DCS Prompted Lawmakers To Vote To Allow The Department To Remain In Existence For The Span Of One Year While Improvements Are Made Under New Commissioner Margie Quin.

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Emails Show Tensions Between DCS And Vanderbilt Hospital Over Child Placements

Emails Obtained Through A Public Records Request Show That Tensions Have Arisen Between The Tennessee Department Of Children’s Services And Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital At Vanderbilt.

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Tennessee Has Yet To Implement Strategies That Would Save Taxpayers Money And Reduce Trauma To Children

According To Sources, Tennessee Has Yet To Recognize Or Implement Strategies Of The Federal Family First Act Which Would Save Taxpayers Money And Reduce The Trauma Of Family Separation.

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Tennessee DCS Budget Continues To Grow While Number Of Children In State Custody Decreases

In Ten Years The Agency Has Dropped Nearly A Thousand Employees While Watching The Payroll Increase By $30,000,000. Over The Same Period The Operational Expenses Of The Agency Increased By $311 Million.

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Legislators Demand Action As Governor Weighs Options For DCS Housing Crisis

As The Department Of Children’s Services Faces A Housing Crisis For Children In State Custody, Governor Bill Lee Claims That He Wants To Find A Solution To The Problem, Although Calling A Special Session Of The State Legislature Is Not Currently An Option.

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