DHS

DHS

DHS doesn’t want to take your children

In a rare insight into the workings of the Department of Human Services, a Hancock County DHS caseworker talks about the challenges of the job. A regional director tells how the department has evolved over the last four years, adding more workers and reducing their caseloads. Still, Hancock County has the highest per-capita rate of children in DHS care in the state.

Her kids were sexually abused while under state's care, and it gets worse

A South Mississippi mother received a call from a Department of Human Services caseworker that her children who are in custody of the state may have been sexually abused at their foster home. Gulfport Police say they were unable to find a suspect.