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CAP Month 2021

Wednesday's Child

Every week, we partner with Fox 5 Atlanta to feature a child in Georgia's foster care system. This week's featured child is Maya.

Maya, born in 2004, is a sweet, caring and loving African American girl who enjoys spending time with family.

DFCS Resumes Processing Program Recertification

SNAP and TANF cases due for renewal in April 2021 will be due by the date requested on notices. The Medicaid program has extended renewals due April 2021 through August 2021 for another six months. Those renewals will now be due October 2021 through February 2022.

Registration Open for Prevention Services Workgroup

As DFCS continues to plan for the implementation of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, the division will convene the Prevention Services Workgroup in spring 2021 to help inform the selection of evidence-based practices to include in Georgia's Title IV-E Prevention Plan. The Prevention Services Workgroup is charged with informing DFCS' vision and plan for a statewide expansion and alignment of services that can safely prevent children and youth from entering foster care. Workgroup membership is open to all interested providers and will include DFCS staff and representatives from sister agencies. Learn more here

COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Effective Monday, March 23, DFCS offices are temporarily reducing in-person operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we encourage you to use self-service options during this time. Click here for more information.

Bar graph of statewide numbers that will take user to drill down to specific counties to see how DFCS is working in your community.


In an effort to provide helpful information on the work we do across the state, DFCS has implemented a transparency initiative to put our data in an easy-to-use, interactive format. Access statewide numbers or drill down to specific counties to see how DFCS is working in your community.