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New U.S. Waiver To Give DCS More Flexibility To Help Children

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 04:11
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New U.S. Waiver To Give DCS More Flexibility To Help Children

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has been selected to participate in a groundbreaking demonstration project that promises to keep more kids safely in their homes, rather than having them come into foster care.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Tennessee, along with six other states, to take part in a waiver program that will give DCS added flexibility in using federal Title IV-E foster care dollars to serve children and families.

Tennessee - 151 children died in custody within a 3.5-year period

“The waiver represents a real opportunity for Tennessee

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Utah wants to help more kids at home and reduce foster care placements

on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 12:29
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SALT LAKE CITY — Fewer Utah children would be placed in foster homes under an ongoing effort to strengthen in-home services provided by the Division of Child and Family Services, a sought-after change in the state's care of children.

A state legislative audit in 2011 revealed a 38 percent increase in Utah foster care placements during the previous decade. The audit also showed that the number of families that received in-home support that enabled children to stay in their homes decreased by 40 percent over the same time period.

Those troubling numbers prompted a change in approach.