November 8, 2004

State of Alabama
Press Release: Human Resources, Department of

Cullman County DHR Released by R.C. Court Monitor

On December 20th, Cullman County DHR became the 66th county declared converted to the R.C. Principles by the federal court monitor, Dr. Ivor Groves. Cullman County was the last county to assert its conversion. All 67 counties have now asserted that they meet the very high standards set forth by the R.C. Consent Decree.

Since the consent decree began in 1991, DHR has tripled its child welfare funding, doubled its staff, and totally revamped its methods for delivering services to children and families. The result is that Alabama children are now safer than ever.

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