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Governor Deal appoints Child Welfare Reform Council

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Governor Nathan Deal appointed 20 members to the new Child Welfare Reform Council.

It will review the Division of Family and Children Services and advise the governor of possible reforms and legislative fixes.

Senator Freddie Powell Sims is a member of the council and says the high poverty rate in our area affects the welfare of the children.

"If we are finding that kind of unemployment rate in a lot of these counties," Sims said. "The children of these families are in dire need of so many things."

Sims says the group will get to work immediately and will have recommendations for the governor by the end of the year.

 

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