On January 8, 2015, the Georgia Child Welfare Reform Council released its final report, which recommended that the state focus on changes to child welfare policy and procedures to streamline and standardize processes and improve working conditions for caseworkers. The report also recommended that the state encourage implementation of evidence-based best practices and mobile technology for caseworkers in the field, strengthen use of predictive analytics to improve Child Protective Services decision making, and improve accountability of the Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The Council recommendation is at odds with the Georgia Governor . . .
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