DFCS Director To Visit Augusta Tuesday, Discuss Major Changes

Division Undergoing Major Overhaul

AUGUSTA — Georgia’s Division of Family and Child Services (DFCS) is undergoing a major overhaul, and the man heading up the changes will visit Augusta Tuesday night to meet with the public.

DFCS Director Bobby Cagle is calling this the “Blueprint for Change.” He says the plan consists of three major points: A redesign for the department, hiring more staff and more communication with the public.

“DFCS has gotten a bad reputation in some respects, because we haven’t responded the right way to the community and the media,” Cagle said during a visit to WJBF.

“This will be a totally different approach. We will try to answer the questions in the right way as best we can under the law.”

Tuesday’s meeting is part of what Cagle is calling the “Blueprint For Change Road Show.” It’s happening at 5:30 p.m. at the Augusta Regional Library, 823 Telfair Street in Downtown Augusta.

Cagle hopes this helps make the department more transparent.

“Having a town hall where anyone in the community concerned about the welfare of children can come and talk with us about what they would to see in their community,” he said.

“We are seeing large crowds coming in and talking with us about what they want and listening to our plans and giving us feedback on that.”

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