The Tennessee Department of Children's
Services is reorganizing following problems that led to the recent resignation
of its commissioner. One of the biggest
changes includes teaming up with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to
better train child abuse investigators.
On Monday the interim commissioner
said district attorneys sometimes are unwilling to prosecute a case because of
problems with the investigation. He also
said DCS is moving forward with a new process for reviewing child deaths that
will hopefully be a "gold standard" for the nation.
DCS came under fire last year for not
knowing how many children had died while in its custody or after an
investigation of possible abuse or neglect.
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