DFCS invites community to celebrate Kinship Care Month

Release: Georgia DFCS Virtually Celebrates Kinship Care Month this September ATLANTA— Across Georgia, 34% of children in care are in a kinship arrangement. A kinship arrangement consists of relatives and close family friends caring for…

Meriwether official arrested for child exploitation

Release: Woodbury, GA (August 13, 2020) – On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Meriwether County Deputy Clerk of Magistrate Court, Carol Washington, 49, was charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography) and one…

GDOE and DFCS partner to provide students new…

Release: Partner agencies provide pandemic assistance for 1.1M Georgia students ATLANTA, GA.  –  The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) partnered with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to provide food benefits to families with…

Lowndes back-to-school vaccination appointments

Release: Don’t forget immunizations, back-to-school shots Health department offering vaccination appointments Valdosta – Many students have not been in school since March, and while returning for the 2020-2021 school year may still seem like a distant…