DCS Slow On Getting Computer System Running

A recent report shows problems transitioning to a new computer system are preventing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services from fully complying with a court-ordered reform plan.
The report released this week is the latest assessment of the agency’s performance under a reform plan brought by the national advocacy group Children’s Rights and a group of Tennessee attorneys to improve foster care across the state.
According to the report, the agency’s conversion to a new computer system called Tennessee Family and Child Tracking System has prevented the collection of DCS data in over 20 areas of court-ordered reform.