Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Makes Major Department Changes


(Nashville, TN) Tennessee Department of Children Services announced Tuesday new changes to the department’s organizational structure to elevate child safety, health and programming.

News Channel 3 learned the Department’s Protective Services program, which oversees reports of abuse and neglect, will become its own division, called Child Safety.

A second division called Child Health will review fatality cases and there will be two new deputy directors in charge of the divisions.

News Channel 3 is one of several media outlets suing the department for access to public records about children who died in its care.


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