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Rutherford County Gets
Rutherford County Gets "SAFE BABY COURT"

Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport was thrilled when she learned that Rutherford county has been approved by Governor Bill Lee to have a "Safe Baby Court" that fully funded by state and federal money.

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Murfreesboro's Two Exchange Clubs Helping Youth
Murfreesboro's Two Exchange Clubs Helping Youth

The two Exchange Club's in Murfreesboro have jointly presented needed back-to-schools supplies to the Department of Children Services Rutherford County office.

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Reported Threats to DCS Ends with Arrest of a Local Woman
Reported Threats to DCS Ends with Arrest of a Local Woman

A woman in Rutherford County allegedly made a threat to someone about "Blowing up DCS." The threat came shortly after children were removed from the custody of the 37 year old suspect.

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More Foster Parents Needed
More Foster Parents Needed

More Foster parents are needed in Rutherford County. However, the job is not taken lightly and there are lots of things that take place once the child is placed with a family.

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Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children
Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children

A South Church Street woman is in jail on various drug charges after police were called to a problem concerning DCS taking custody of two children.

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DCS Takes Child after Shoplifting Incident
DCS Takes Child after Shoplifting Incident

DCS took custody of a child inside Walmart on South Rutherford Boulevard after a man and a woman were caught shoplifting.

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Bad Living Conditions in Homes where Children Live
Bad Living Conditions in Homes where Children Live

Deplorable living conditions in homes will drive the Department of Children Services or the Rutherford County Juvenile Courts to remove a child from a home.

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Someone shot up the DCS building in Murfreesboro
Someone shot up the DCS building in Murfreesboro

Investigators discovered that someone had fired several rounds at the building during the overnight hours when the building was unoccupied.

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What do you do if you suspect a Rutherford County Child is skipping school and mom is okay with it?
What do you do if you suspect a Rutherford County Child is skipping school and mom is okay with it?

If you consistently see youngsters who should be in school, but you know they are not home schooled, should you call the authorities or DCS? Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport stated...

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Local non-profit receives special recognition in Rutherford County

Centerstone, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, announced that it has received special recognition for its Therapeutic Intervention, Education and Skills (TIES) program from the Rutherford County Department of Children’s Services (DCS)...

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Local Group Learning Job Skills While Packaging Drug Testing Kits for TN Dept. of Children's Services
The first shipment of drug-testing kits packaged by individuals served by Journeys is making its way to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services as a result of the contract with Community Rehabilitation Agencies of Tennessee.
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DCS Changes
D-C-S changes to be announced.
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Proposed bill would keep foster children in the same school, despite what district they move to
There is a bill before state legislators right now that would keep foster children in their current school when they move to a new home, even though that new home may be in a different district.

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Murfreesboro woman arrested says she allegedly helps in drug sales
Murfreesboro woman arrested says she allegedly helps in drug sales
Officers went to a mobile home on Medical Center Parkway after receiving a call from the Department of Children Services about possible narcotics in a rear bedroom.
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Department of Children Services told to release more information about children deaths in the state
The department will have ten days to redact confidential information before the documents are released to the media or the public. 
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