Sen. Unterman Releases Statement on Bobby Cagle’s Appointment to Head Division of Family and Children Services

ATLANTA (June 12, 2014) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R –Buford) issues statement regarding Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointment of Bobby Cagle to serve as interim director of Division of Family and Children Services:

“Since last fall, legislators have learned through numerous hearings of many changes needed to be made in the Department of Human Services agency of DFCS.  I am delighted to see the constructive reorganization of DFCS and the appointment of Mr. Bobby Cagle. Mr. Cagle is known for his management skills of running the Department of Early Care and Learning throughout the country.  He has spoken at national conferences that I have attended on early childhood education as a sought after speaker knowledgeable about advancing our state to the forefront of improving childhood quality of life and seeing children live to their full potential.  I have also worked extensively with Ms. Katie Jo Ballard because of my interest in the Georgia Care Connection Program and know she will perform with the best of her abilities with an unwavering commitment for vulnerable children.  Their track records together will advance the agency with much needed reforms.

I applaud Gov. Nathan Deal for being pro-active and recognizing the need for major changes in this agency. I look forward to working with him in January 2015 to advance the necessary legislative changes.  Gov. and Mrs. Deal are always most interested in Georgia’s children, especially those who are the weakest and most vulnerable.  Together, they see the need to create an infrastructure to help protect them. This is a positive step in the right direction with Bobby Cagle at the helm.  I stand ready to assist.”


For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2014

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Jennifer Yarber, Director
Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist