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DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

TSEA September 27, 2019 Comments Off on DCS Announces CPS Reorganization Pilot Program

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services today announced plans to merge CPS services and investigations under one division called the Office of Child Safety. “This reorganization incorporates several other changes, which I believe are

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DCS Caseloads Bill passes House Children and Families Subcommittee

DCS Caseloads Bill passes House Children and Families Subcommittee

TSEA March 5, 2019 Comments Off on DCS Caseloads Bill passes House Children and Families Subcommittee

The House Children & Families Subcommittee today (3-5-19) unanimously passed an amended version of HB0921, the DCS Caseloads bill, on to the House Judiciary Committee. This is the first step in the process, with

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Senate says no to House amendment on DCS caseload bill

Senate says no to House amendment on DCS caseload bill

TSEA February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Senate says no to House amendment on DCS caseload bill

On Monday 2/12/18 the Senate voted to not concur with the House amendment placed last week on SB1168. To view their vote, follow this link: https://goo.gl/gZ5Pzi The Senate passed SB1168 last year; however, it was

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Bill limiting DCS caseloads passes House

Bill limiting DCS caseloads passes House

TSEA February 7, 2018 Comments Off on Bill limiting DCS caseloads passes House

The House during this morning’s floor session (2/7/2018), after substituting and conforming to the Senate version of the bill, unanimously passed an amended version of SB1168. This bill as amended today would require the

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Woodland Hills YDC may move to New Vision in 2017

Woodland Hills YDC may move to New Vision in 2017

TSEA September 23, 2015 Comments Off on Woodland Hills YDC may move to New Vision in 2017

The National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe program may soon expand to Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of the Military recently filed an application to bring the Youth ChalleNGe program to Nashville. If the application is accepted,

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President Merritt visits Mountain View YDC

President Merritt visits Mountain View YDC

TSEA November 12, 2014 Comments Off on President Merritt visits Mountain View YDC

Pictured, from left to right: MVYDC Superintendent Steve Houston, TSEA President Bryan Merritt, and DCS Deputy Commissioner Monica Middlebrooks. TSEA President Bryan Merritt recently visited Mountain View Youth Development Center in Dandridge to see

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Chronic understaffing of state services having serious consequences

Chronic understaffing of state services having serious consequences

TSEA September 4, 2014 Comments Off on Chronic understaffing of state services having serious consequences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2014 Contact: Chris Dauphin Phone: (615) 585-8490, 800-251-8732 chris.dauphin@tseaonline.org Chronic understaffing of state services having serious consequences NASHVILLE – WSMV during their Wednesday evening broadcast aired surveillance video from

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DCS Overhaul; Update on MSW upgrades

DCS Overhaul; Update on MSW upgrades

TSEA May 9, 2013 Comments Off on DCS Overhaul; Update on MSW upgrades

Image courtesy of Tennessee Department of Children Services, April 2013 In April, Department of Children Services Interim Commissioner Jim Henry announced an overhaul of the department’s organizational structure to address the on-going internal issues

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