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TN Department of Children's Services reorganizing

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

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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