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When A Western N.C. Department of Social Services Goes Wrong

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Carolina Public Press
The Cherokee County Department of Social Services building in Murphy.

In 2021 the Cherokee County Department of Social Services (DSS) lost a $4.6 million ruling in a federal court case that involved illegally separating families. Reporter Kate Martin of Carolina Public Press recapped DSS employees who faced court rulings and the events that shaped this sad story. This conversation originally aired on Dec. 15, 2021.

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