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Looking into DHS

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
October 19, 2011

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Lawmakers are creating a task force to look into the Department of Human Services after a series of recent deaths involving children.

State House Speaker Kris Steele appointed five representatives to the bi-partisan committee to review and possibly overhaul DHS policies and structure.

Steele says the point of the task force isn’t to point fingers or place blame.

“It’s time to begin to work together with this agency to identify positive solutions. Starting today the status quo ends.”

Steele says the focus of the task force will be on governance and agency structure as well as personnel policy and resource allocation.

Two girls, Serenity Deal and Ahonesty Hicks died earlier this year while under the care of DHS.

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