TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 18, 2017
A judge has ruled that the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has shown enough improvement to warrant the removal of the federal oversight that has intervened in the office for more than 17 years, The Tennessean reports. Gov. Bill Haslam praised the ruling, noting that the state spent hundreds of millions on program improvements. An independent commission will continue to conduct oversight of DCS for 18 months after the federal oversight ends, according to terms agreed to by the agency and Children’s Rights, a child advocacy organization that first brought the case against DCS in 2000.