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DHS Commissioner Responds to Investigation of Muscogee Co. Division of Family & Children Services Office

DHS Commissioner Responds to Investigation of Muscogee Co. Division of Family & Children Services Office

September 5, 2012

ATLANTA– Commissioner Clyde L. Reese, III of the Georgia Department of Human Services issued the following statement addressing the investigation of the Muscogee Co. Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) Office.
 
"The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to detecting and preventing fraud and abuse in any of its programs. It has been consistently communicated since January 2011 to all DHS employees in particular the Division of Families and Children Services (DFCS) child welfare and social services' staff that the safety of all children is a fundamental guiding principle. No DHS employee has any reason or incentive to hide allegations of abuse or neglect in order to lower the number of children and families to be entered into the state system. DHS will cooperate fully with all federal and state authorities in their investigation."