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The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has asked Gov. Bill Lee to increase its funding to continue its work with kids in foster care.

The department said it needs $78 million more to successfully serve an increase in children in the foster system.

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In the past two years, Tennessee’s foster care system showed “sustained major improvements” caring for vulnerable children, according to a study out this week. The findings mean that intense outside reviews of the Department of Children’s Services will likely end next year.

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A children's home in Green Hills has decided to sell its historic campus. The board of Monroe Harding voted Wednesday to put its remaining 22 acres on the market.

Imagine having someone watch your every move for 16 years. And when you mess up, the watchdog tells a federal court judge and gives interviews to reporters about whatever happened.

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Tennessee’s law that requires suspected child abuse to be reported to authorities is too often being ignored, according to a child abuse watchdog group.

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Tennessee’s foster care system could complete a federal lawsuit that demanded better treatment of abused and neglected children. A judge heard Monday the Department of Children’s Services has met all 136 of the reform goals that were first ordered 16 years ago.