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Brian A. Monitor

"The Office of the Court Monitor under the Brian A. v. Bredesen Settlement is responsible for assessing the Department of Children's Services' progress in implementing its Path to Excellence improvement plan and meeting the requirements and outcomes of the Brian A. Settlement Agreement. The Monitor will periodically issue public reports on the Department’s progress to the U.S. District Court and the parties to the Settlement Agreement. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Monitor's Office is available to receive complaints, referrals, comments, and concerns from children, family members, foster and adoptive parents, advocates, DCS and private agency staff, and members of the public. In general, the Monitor's Office does not intervene in specific cases; however, the Monitor's Office investigates any complaints and referrals it receives and may use the information that it gains as a result of an investigation as part of its monitoring and reporting functions."

Brian A. Monitor • Cordell Hull Building, 7th Floor • 436 6th Ave. N • Nashville, TN 37243 • (615) 532-5034

Brian A. Settlement Agreement