Kate O'Day http://wkms.org en Tennessee DCS to Improve Abuse Investigator Training http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-dcs-improve-abuse-investigator-training <p></p><p>The Department of Children's Services is reorganizing following problems that led to former Commissioner Kate O’Day’s resignation.</p><p>One of the biggest changes includes teaming with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to better train child abuse investigators.</p><p>Interim Commissioner Jim Henry says district attorneys sometimes are unwilling to prosecute a case because of problems with the investigation. Henry also says DCS is moving forward with a new process for reviewing child deaths that officials hope will be a "gold standard" for the nation. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:28:16 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30614 at http://wkms.org Tennessee DCS to Improve Abuse Investigator Training TN DCS Commissioner Resigns Ahead of Hearing on Child Deaths http://wkms.org/post/tn-dcs-commissioner-resigns-ahead-hearing-child-deaths <p></p><p>The commissioner of an embattled state agency has resigned. Kate O’Day steps down as head of the Department of Children Services one day before she was to testify about child deaths.</p><p>A statement from Governor Bill Haslam’s office says O’Day “felt the time was right” to leave. She entered the job two years ago and has been under intense scrutiny in recent months for undocumented fatalities and a computer system plagued with glitches. Just this week, her office told newspapers they’d have to pay $55,000 to get copies of case files in question. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:59:11 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27696 at http://wkms.org TN DCS Commissioner Resigns Ahead of Hearing on Child Deaths TN DCS Commissioner to Meet with Legislative Panel http://wkms.org/post/tn-dcs-commissioner-meet-legislative-panel <p></p><p>A state legislative committee is expected to hear from the head of the embattled Tennessee Department of Children's Services this week. Commissioner Kate O'Day is scheduled to address questions from the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:50:17 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27587 at http://wkms.org TN DCS Commissioner to Meet with Legislative Panel