DCS Slow to Comply With Reform

A report shows issues with a new computer system are preventing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services from fully complying with a court-ordered plan to improve foster care across the state. The Memphis Daily News reports that the new computer system has prevented the collection of DCS data in over 20 areas of court-ordered reform, including response times, compliance with caseload standards and compliance with required visits between case workers and foster care children.