Federal Lawsuits against DHS/CPS

I suggest you completely read this and see how much of it applies in your case. If there have been things not followed report it to the Brian A monitor

Brian A. Monitor

Cordell Hull Building, 7th Floor

436 6th Ave. N

Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 532-5034

No. 3-00-0445
U.S. District Court
Middle District of Tennessee
Nashville Division

Case Summary

In response to requests from local child welfare advocates to investigate the systemic failings of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS), Children’s Rights filed a class action suit in 2000 on behalf of the more than 9,000 children in DCS custody. A settlement agreement calling for sweeping reforms was reached in 2001, but initially yielded few results through several changes in leadership. In 2003, Children’s Rights brought a contempt action in federal court seeking to expedite implementation of the court-ordered reforms. In the years since the contempt motion, DCS under new leadership has made some progress, especially on infrastructural issues, but much work remains to be done before the benefits of the settlement are fully delivered to the State’s abused and neglected children. 
Children’s Rights is continuing to monitor the work of DCS to ensure the health and safety of children in the Tennessee foster care system (Learn more…)