The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) is all about fostering stronger families for a stronger Georgia. This is their mission.
On Friday, June 23rd, three representatives from the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) joined MAX to inform workforce developers about the services available to help families through the various DCSS outreach programs. DCSS aims to increase the reliability of child support paid by parents when they live apart from their children.
Joining MAX were Gigi Wallace, Prison Reentry and Resource Liaison; Tracy Blount, Grant Specialist for the South Region; and Pamela Coley, Fatherhood Supervisor for the Central Georgia Region. As they noted, DCSS works to do the following:
- Locate parents and establishing paternity
- Establish and enforce support orders
- Increase health care coverage for children
- Remove barriers to child support payment through employmet services
- Support healthy co-parent relationships
- Support responsible parenthood
- Help to prevent and reduce family violence
To accomplish these goals, DCSS Outreach Services relies on extensive partnerships with government and community agencies to assist parents with employment and job training services.
During the session, Wallace, Blount, and Coley reviewed examples of services provided through DCSS, such as:
- Parental Accountability Court
- Prison Reentry Program (to Help Justice-Involved Individuals Reenter Society)
- Access and Visitation Program
- Fatherhood Program and Prison Paternity Services
The session was hosted by MAX Past Chair Amy Lancaster-King, Principal and Chief Consultant, Long Game Solutions, LLC.
Click here for the recording.
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