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Could another consent decree help rebuild DCS?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 21, 2022 5:57 AM CT | Published: November 21, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Not long after it was established as its own department in the 1990s, DCS faced a lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy from Memphis. The class-action lawsuit dramatically changed the way the foster care system works.


Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Bill Lee Foster Care Subscriber Only

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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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