Nashville, TN – As the state moves into the new year, nearly 1,200 more Tennessee children are celebrating with their adoptive mothers and fathers instead of remaining in foster care.
It’s a celebration of the love, support, and commitment of their adoptive families — and a testament to the dedication of the DCS network of staff, providers, partners, and volunteers who helped make these adoptions happen.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Juvenile Services is seeking adults who are willing to serve on the local foster care review board. Foster care review boards are comprised of citizen volunteers who are appointed by juvenile court judges.
The board serves the quasi-judicial function of hearing cases and advising the court by overseeing the progress of custody cases for children in foster care.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Jennifer Nichols urge everyone to report suspected Child Abuse, Neglect during Coronavirus Pandemic
Child Abuse and Neglect are Potential Collateral Damages of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) investigators have arrested a married couple for aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Jayce Patrick Jones, 33, and Jordyn Compton Jones, 32, were taken into custody on Monday, September 17th, 2018.
Each were charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect – under 8 years of age.
Montgomery County, TN — Montgomery County Juvenile Court is earnestly seeking adults willing to serve on the local foster care review board for the best interest of children in our community.
Many children in Montgomery County are placed in state custody due to the abuse of drugs, alcohol, physical and sexual abuse by their parents or guardians. These children’s lives are uprooted through no fault of their own.
Children in our county are also born with drug addictions because parents have been using dangerous drugs.
Clarksville Police arrest Woman for Prostitution, has Children a Few Rooms Away While Conducting Business
Clarksville, TN – A woman offering sexual services in exchange for money on Backpage.com had her children staying in a separate room only doors away from where she was conducting business.
On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, the Clarksville Police Department Special Operations Unit conducted an operation targeting those offering sexual services for money using the internet website Backpage.com.
Alternative Residential Program part of Governor’s Public Safety Action Plan
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.
State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.
Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.
Clarksville, TN – Sometimes, it’s not that you don’t care, but you are not sure how to use your concern to help.
And with Clarksville Community Partners, comprised of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Omni Vision, Leap Organization, Youth Villages, Health Connect America, Oak Plains, Foster Care Association, Regional Intervention Program, Camelot, Cumberland Hall, Autism Awareness Association, Mental Health Co-op, and Oak Plains Academy, over 100 concerned citizens came out to the recent National Foster Care Awareness event to learn how to care for Montgomery County’s 250 children in need of foster families.
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 3:51pm, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office respond to a 911 call at 3630 Houston Road in Cumberland Furnace regarding a shooting.
Benjamin Luck, 33, called 911 stating he had shot his wife.
Upon arrival, deputies located a shooting victim, Daria Paulina Luck, 35, in the home. Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
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