EFFORTS AT REFORM

STATE OF TENNESSEE

References

 

 

 

1. Duncan Lindsey, The Welfare of Children, (Oxford University Press, 1994) pp. 48 - 54.

 

2. Marvin Burt and Ralph Balyeat, A Comprehensive Emergency System for Neglected and Abused Children, (Vantage Press, 1977).

 

3, National Center for Comprehensive Emergency Services, Comprehensive Emergency Services: Final Report, (1976) author.

 

4. Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, Department of Children's Services, Audit, November 2004. DCS Audits Menu

 

5. Charles Wilson with Paul Vincent and Ed Lake, Washington State Institute for Public Policy, An Examination of Organizational Structure and Programmatic Reform in Public Child Protective Services, Report #96-12-4101, December 1996.

 

6. Programmatic Reform, see note 5.

 

7. Marty Beyer, Ph.D., Deborah Bryant, M.D, Paul DeMuro, Report of the Review Team for the EPSDT Consent Decree, September 15, 1998.

 

8. Ira M. Cutler, The Role of Finance Reform in Comprehensive Service Initiatives, Paper prepared for The Finance Project, December 1994.

 

9. Eugene Bardach, Getting Agencies to Work Together: The Practice and Theory of Managerial Craftsmanship, The Brookings Institute (1998)

 

10. General Accounting Office. State Efforts to Improve The Permanency Planning Process Show Some Promise. HEHS-97-73, May 7, 1997. Text | PDF

 

11. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services: Formerly the Department of Finance and Administration's Office of Children's Services Administration, the Department of Youth Development, and certain functions transferred from the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services For the Year Ended June 30, 1996.  Financial and Compliance Audit, July 1997.

DCS Audits Menu

 

12. John North, Knoxville News-Sentinel, "Home Closed Over Sexual Abuse to Sell Assets," (September 9, 1997).

 

13. Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, Department of Children's Services: For the Year Ended June 30, 1998, Financial and Compliance Audit, June 1999. DCS Audits Menu

 

14. Bruce Boyer and Martha Matthews, Should Agencies Apply For and Receive SSI on Behalf of Foster Children? Youth Law News, Vol. XX No. 6, Nov-Dec, 1999.

 

15. Cathey Daniels, "Croce Hopes Cornett Case Will Highlight DCS Problems," The Oak Ridger, *September 30, 1998).

 

16. Marty Beyer, Ph.D., Deborah Bryant, M.D, Paul DeMuro, Report of the Review Team for the EPSDT Consent Decree, September 15, 1998.

 

17. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services, Performance Audit, November 1998. DCS Audits Menu

 

18. Associated Press, "Audit Critical of State Children's Services," The Oak Ridger, (December 2, 1998).

 

19. Carrie Ferguson, "Legislators Investigate Children's Services," The Tennessean, (January 16, 1999).

 

20. Online NewsHour, "Saving the Children, Transcript, May 7, 2001.

 

21. Monica Yant, "ACLU study condemns foster care in Phila.," Philadelphia Inquirer, (November 25, 1998).

 

22. Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Profiles in Social Services Leadership, “Now a Top Executive, She Has Never Lost A Social Worker’s Heart,” Carolyn Hill biography, SRS Internet web site.

 

23. “Now a Top Executive, She Has Never Lost A Social Worker’s Heart,” see note 22.

 

24. Legislative Division of Post Audit. Verifying Information Provided by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services on its Compliance with the Terms of the Foster Care Lawsuit Settlement Agreement, Monitoring Report #6, 97PA34.2, June 1997.

 

25. Wichita Business Journal, "Starkey CEO to Meet Community Leaders," (July 6, 2001).

 

26. Child Welfare League of America Web Site,CWLA/Tennessee DCS: Partners in Permanency, web downloaded January 2005.

27. CWLA web site, Agency Crisis Management

 

28. CWLA web site, Coping with Child Welfare Litigation

 

29. CWLA web site, Coping with Child Welfare Litigation

 

30. CWLA web site, Coping with Child Welfare Litigation

 

31.  Tennessee Department of Children's Services, John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, Multi-Year Plan: 2000 - 2004, Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), Reporting Period July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002, draft copy dated June 13, 2002. Authorship of the report is attributed to Gayle Y. Crawford, Independent Living Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, and Dennis J. Braziel, Senior Program Consultant, Child Welfare League of America, National Center for Field Consultation.  PDF version of draft report

 

32. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, Final Report: Tennessee Child and Family Services Review, August 2002.

 

33. CWLA web site, Marketing and Customer Service

 

34. CWLA web site, Strategic Planning

 

35. Carrie Ferguson, "Legislators Investigate Children's Services," The Tennessean, (January 16, 1999).

 

36. Carrie Ferguson, "Panel Offers Fixes For Foster Care," The Tennessean, (May 25, 1999).

 

37. Tennessee Public Acts, 1999.  Chapter No. 508.  House Bill No. 1656. | PDF |

 

38. Carrie Ferguson, "Panel Offers Fixes For Foster Care," The Tennessean, (May 25, 1999).

 

39. Cheryl Tatum, "Children's Services Employee Faces Suspension in Falsified Records Case," The Tennessean, (March 16, 2000).

 

40. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services: For the Year Ended June 30, 1999, Financial and Compliance Audit, May 2000. DCS Audits Menu

 

41. Jamie Satterfield, "State Seeks Dismissal of Federal Suit," Knoxville News, August 3, 2000).

 

42. Youth Law News.

 

43. Brian A. v. Sundquist, No. 3-00-0445, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. Civil Complaint: HTML | PDF

 

44.  Children's Rights, Inc. web site, Brian A. v. Sundquist, case summary.

 

45. Associated Press, "State Tries to Deny Foster Care Blame, group says," The Tennessean, (August 23, 2000).

 

46. Children's Rights, Inc. web site, Brian A. v. Sundquist, case summary.

 

47. John Shiffman, "DCS Warned It Could Face Dismantling," The Tennessean, (March 11, 2001).

 

48. John Shiffman, "State Settles Suit, Pledges To Reform DCS Foster Care," The Tennessean, (May 16, 2001).

 

49. Brian A. v. Sundquist, No. 3-00-0445, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. Settlement agreement.  PDF

 

50. Youth Law News.  See note 41.

 

51. Associated Press, "Annoyed Judge Orders Arrests of DCS Staff," The Tennessean, (November 20, 2001).

 

52. U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, Archie, et al., v. Lanier, Decision, 1996 FED App. 0297P (6th Cir.).  Note that while the victims names appeared in the ruling, they have been editted out herein, their initials inserted out of consideration for the victims.

 

53. Bonna de la Cruz, "Children's Services Commissioner To Leave Office," The Tennessean, (March 3, 2002).

 

54. Alabama Department of Human Resources, Biography and Resume of Commissioner Page Walley, Internet Home Page.

 

55. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services: For the Year Ended June 30, 2001, Financial and Compliance Audit, March 2002  but check this cite DCS Audits Menu

 

56. Associated Press, "TennCare Funds Improperly Spent, Audit Finds," as reported in The Oak Ridger, (March 29, 2002).

 

57. 57. Office of the Governor, "Phil Bredesen," biography, Internet web site

 

58. Office of the Governor, Phil's Priorities: Children, Internet web site.

 

59. Susan J. Wells, "Child Protective Services: Research for the Future," Vol. 73, Child Welfare, September 1, 1994.

 

60. Press Release, "Miller Sworn in as Commissioner," Department of Children's Services, February 7, 2003.

 

61. Governor Philip Bredesen, Prepared Comments, Speech to the Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth, March 18, 2003.  Note that the Governor may have somewhat deviated from his prepared remarks during his actual presentation.

 

62. Office of the Governor, Executive Order # 7, March 2003.  Executive Order List | PDF

 

63. Office Of The Governor, "Bredesen Unveils New Children's Initiatives: Convenes Children's Cabinet, Asks For Public's Help In Addressing Urgent Issues," Press Release, March 18, 2003.

 

64. National Governor’s Association, “A Governor’s Guide to Children’s Cabinets,” Internet web site.

 

65. National Governor’s Association, NGA Center for Best Practices, “Child and Family Services,” Internet web site.

 

66. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, Final Report: Tennessee Child and Family Services Review, August 2002.

 

67. Robert Pear, "U.S. Finds Fault in All 50 States' Child Welfare Programs, and Penalties May Follow." New York Times, April 26, 2004.

 

68. Rob Johnson, "Monitor Finds DCS Falls Short In Repairing System," The Tennessean, (March 1, 2003).

 

69. Karin Miller, "Children's Services Official Fired: Deaths of Youngsters in State Care Subject of Investigation," Associated Press, as reported in The Knoxville News Sentinel, (June 28, 2003).

 

70. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services: For the Year Ended June 30, 2002, Financial and Compliance Audit, April 2003. DCS Audits Menu

 

71. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services: Audit Results from CAFR and Single Audit Procedures, Financial Audit, June 30, 2003. DCS Audits Menu

 

72. Rob Johnson, "DCS Chief Says Foster-Care Service Improving," The Tennessean, (November 7, 2003).

 

73. Rob Johnson and Duren Cheek, "Federal Report Says DCS Out Of Compliance," The Tennessean, November 5, 2003.

 

74. Karin Miller, "Audit: DCS Slow Settling Foster-care Abuse Claims," The Tennessean, (November 14, 2003).[note this renumbered]

 

75. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services, Performance Audit, November 2003. DCS Audits Menu

 

76.  Comptroller of the Treasury, Special Report - Issues Related to the Shelby County Operations of the Department of Children's Services, State Audit, November 2003. DCS Audits Menu

 

77. Rob Johnson and Bonna de la Cruz, “Plaintiffs Want DCS Held in Contempt,” The Tennessean, (November 19, 2003).

 

78. Office of the Governor, "Statement Of Governor Phil Bredesen Regarding Changes At DCS," Press Release, November 18, 2003.

 

79. Bonna de la Cruz, "Contempt Filing Could Put DCS Under Court Monitor," The Tennessean, (November 21, 2003).

 

80. Bonna de la Cruz, "Contempt Filing Could Put DCS Under Court Monitor," The Tennessean, (November 21, 2003).

 

81. Bonna de la Cruz, "DCS Problems Took Bredesen By Surprise," The Tennessean, (November 24, 2003).

 

82. Bonna de la Cruz, "Black Kids Fare Worse In Foster Care," The Tennessean, (December 3, 2003)

 

83. Rob Johnson, "New Chief Vows New Day At DCS," The Tennessean, (January 6, 2004).

 

84. Duren Cheek and Rob Johnson, "New DCS Director Already On The Job," The Tennessean, (December 23, 2003).

 

85. Office of the Governor, "Settlement Reached In Brian A. Contempt Motion," Press Release, December 29, 2003.

 

86. Rob Johnson, "New Plan Tells DCS How It's Going To Improve," The Tennessean, (January 4, 2004).

 

87. Department of Children’s Services, “DCS Charts Course for ‘Path to Excellence,’” Press Release, January 20, 2004.

 

88. Comptroller of the Treasury, Department of Children's Services, Financial and Compliance Audit, November 2004. DCS Audits Menu

 

89. Leon Alligood, "DCS Worker Charged With Seeing Juvenile," The Tennessean, (September 28, 2004).

 

90. Holly Edwards, "Legislator Asks If DCS Beyond Repair," The Tennessean, (October 3, 2004).

 

91. Associated Press, "Johnson City Parents Sue DCS In Child's Drowning," as reported on WATE, Channel 6 News, Knoxville, web site, January 18, 2005.

 

92. Natalia Nielczarek, "Judge Tells Moms in Custody Cases to Learn English," The Tennessean, January 29, 2005.

 

93. Susan J. Wells, "Child Protective Services: Research for the Future," Vol. 73, Child Welfare, September 1, 1994.

 

94. Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Annual Report FY 2000 – 2001.  Reports Menu | PDF

 

95. Lisbeth B. Schorr, Common Purpose: Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America, (Anchor Books: 1998).

 

96. John M. Hagedorn, Forsaking Our Children: Bureaucracy and Reform in the Child Welfare System, (Lakeview Press: 1995).

 

97. National Youth Law Center, Foster Care Litigation Docket, web site.

 

98.

 

99. Duncan Lindsey, The Welfare of Children, (Oxford University Press, 1994).

 

100. Duncan Lindsey, see note 99.

 

101. See generally the Pew Commission on Foster Care Web Site.

 

102. Departmental Appeals Board, Appellate Division, Tennessee Department of Human Services, DAB No. 1619 (1997).

 

 

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