Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Rights and Responsibilities




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The Tennessee Department of Human Services, at all administrative levels, and their contract agencies, prohibit discrimination against any applicant, participant, employee or contractor in any program aspect for reasons of age, race, color, sex, disability, religious creed, national origin, or political belief.


Since the inception of the Families First program, the services provided by the Department of Human Services have expanded. The Department works with agencies in every part of the community in an effort to help our participants become self-sufficient. It is, in part, because of our extended reach that our responsibilities have increased. We are responsible for being familiar with the civil rights laws that ensure equal and fair treatment for our participants in every aspect of the Families First program and in those supporting programs that provide services to our participants.



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