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

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday July 12, 2017 and Thursday July 13, 2017on the FY 2018 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Division of Family and Children Services to commend foster youth in 25th Celebration of Excellence

ATLANTA – Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Bobby Cagle, along with many partners, will host nearly 300 foster youth for the Celebration of Excellence on Saturday.

Georgia DFCS Working with Partners to Create Nation’s First ‘State of Hope’

ATLANTA, GA – On May 3, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) along with key partners will officially launch a journey toward a State of Hope, an effort to ensure that all of Georgia’s children live in communities where they are safe and have the support the

Division of Family & Children Services kicks off 2017 "Blueprint for Change" engagement tour

ATLANTA – In an effort to continue to engage the public on Georgia’s family and child services system, Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Bobby Cagle is beginning his third annual tour of the state to meet with stakeholders and the public.
 

Partnering For Permanency FAMILY NIGHT Creating Loving Families Through Adoption

ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, April 20, 2017 the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will sponsor Partnering for Permanency FAMILY NIGHT, a match meeting for families who are interested in learning more about adoption. This event will be held from 6:00 p.m.

USDA Commends Georgia DFCS for Improvements in Customer Service

ATLANTA — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has lifted a warning against the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) over the speed at which the agency processed applications for food assistance.

GA DHS Files Exit Plan of Kenny A Consent Decree

ATLANTA – Citing significant improvements in Georgia’s child welfare practice, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) and plaintiffs filed a joint motion in federal court on Wednesday to adopt an exit plan in the Kenny A. v. Deal case.

Georgia DFCS Celebrates National Adoption Month

ATLANTA —  More than 1,000 Georgia children were adopted during the last year, but about 400 children in the state are still waiting on a permanent, loving home of their own.

Waiver approved for mass replacement of food stamp benefits for 12 counties

ATLANTA — Food stamp recipients in 12 counties affected by Hurricane Matthew will soon receive reimbursement for the food they lost during power outages caused by the storm.
 

DFCS seeks out Middle Georgia faith, nonprofit leaders for partnerships, input on reform efforts

ATLANTA — Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Director Bobby Cagle is calling on members of Middle Georgia's faith and nonprofit community to help strengthen the state's support of vulnerable children and families.