Records Show DCS Lagged in Child Death Reviews

Jan 14, 2013

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Records from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services show the agency fell behind in reviewing child deaths and ignored its own policies. 

The department gave the information The Tennessean late last week.  The newspaper is among a number of news organizations suing the D-C-S to obtain other records the agency refuses to release.  The organizations argue the public needs information that would reveal how the state handled cases where children the agency investigated died or nearly died.