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Kenny A. v. Purdue Foster Care & Child Welfare Class Action Suit Monitoring Documents.

Kenny A. v. Perdue Monitoring Reports The Kenny A. v Perdue Consent Decree established James T. Dimas and Sarah A. Morrison as independent Accountability Agents with responsibility to produce public reports every six months. The first report was produced on Nov. 10, 2006. Since then, reports have been released every six months, and are listed below for downloading. Under the terms and conditions of the Kenny A. Consent Decree, the State is to achieve and sustain 31 outcomes as well as maintain certain practice standards with respect to the children in the custody of the DeKalb and Fulton County Departments of Family and Children Services (DFCS). These practice standards relate to needs assessment, service planning, placement experience, health care, investigation of maltreatment allegations concerning children in foster care, and court reviews and reporting. Some are new requirements for administrators and case managers and others are existing agency policy and practice requirements receiving heightened attention. In addition, the Consent Decree stipulates various infrastructure requirements for the State and Counties. These stipulations relate to automation, caseload sizes, training, supervision of private providers, foster parent licensing and support, and financing. Keywords: Kenny A., Perdue, Consent Decree, Georgia, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Outcomes, Maltreatment, DFCS, Fulton, DeKalb, CPS.