On September 5, 2018, the Center for the Support of Families (CSF) released an independent assessment and preliminary recommendations to reform North Carolina's Child Welfare and Social Service systems. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will use the preliminary recommendations to identify ways to improve support to, and oversight of, social services programs, enhance child safety; and to protect children from harm. These independent assessments are part of a broader reform effort driven by the Family-Child Protection and Accountability Act, which was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2017. In accordance with . . .