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As Tennessee's public child welfare agency, the Department of Children’s Services is responsible for helping some of our state's most vulnerable citizens.

Our case managers have the responsibility investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. Our resource parent specialists work to find good foster homes and adoptive families. Our juvenile justice program treats the youthful offenders who are sent to us by the courts.

Today we have approximately 8,000 in state custody. It is our job to find these children the permanency they need to grow into healthy, happy and productive adults.