January 2009 – Transaction agreement amended to include additional performance measures during the evaluation period. In September 2009, the TAC published a follow-up report indicating that, although DCS was close to completing many of the outcome measures of the transaction agreement, performance in assessing quality services highlighted persistent practical challenges in this regard. Although significant improvements have been made under a new leadership of DCS, Children`s Rights remains a Watchdog role and continues to monitor DCS` progress. August 2004 – The court approved DCS`s implementation plan for excellence, developed by DCS and TAC in collaboration with plaintiffs` lawyers. The plan sets out with great specificity what DCS must do to comply with the agreement. Report on the Status of the Technical Assistance Committee (TAC) First TAC report on compliance with the requirements of Brian A. v. Bredesen`s transaction contract. April 13, 2005 Tac Monitoring Report Periodic TAC Tracking Report on Compliance with Brian A. v. Bredesen`s Transaction Contract. REPORT TAC Case File Review report by the TAC on DCS progress under the Brian A.
v. Bredesen-Vergleichsvereinbarung due to a review of the children`s records. However, by 2003, DCS had made very little progress. Children`s Rights asked the court to intervene and, as a result, the parties obtained a provision at the end of 2003. It obliged DCS to cooperate with a group of five national child protection experts, appointed by the court and known as the Technical Assistance Committee (TAC). The TAC was tasked with providing advice on the implementation of the transaction agreement and monitoring the DCS performance. The DCS has made great strides in improving the well-being of children and, as a result, the parties regularly submit a modified transaction agreement and exit plan that recognizes the state`s progress and sets out the specific requirements necessary for Tennessee to carry out court-ordered improvements and end judicial participation. Children`s rights remain very active and continue to commit to reform in accordance with the TAC.
Despite setbacks under the leadership of DCS in 2011 and 2012 – replaced in the meantime by a team led by Bonnie Hommrich, DCS Commissioner – we have managed to: With these reform efforts, bring major changes to the children of Tennessee: ALBUQUERQUE – The Ministry of Children, Youth and Family (CYFD) and the Department of Human Services (HSD) have found an innovative agreement with young people and their supporters.