National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Site Visits Report . Overview of Child Protective Services (CPS)


The Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is a State-supervised, county-administered system. Brooks County DFCS has jurisdiction of a single, rural county. The District Attorney's Office for Brooks County covers six adjacent counties and is supported by nine assistant District Attorneys. There are four municipalities within the county, but the Sheriff's Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Quitman Police Department handle all child abuse and neglect allegations. As a relatively small and rural county (population 16,450) there is a culture and history of working together, according to staff who were interviewed.

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