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City Requests Comprehensive Audit of the Richmond Department of Social Services

~Agency manages child protective services and multiple public assistance programs~

Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ administration today announced that they have asked the City Auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Richmond Department of Social Services (RDSS). RDSS is the agency responsible for Child Protective Services, Adoption Services, Aging, Emergency Food and Shelter, Fuel Assistance, Food Stamps and Food Vouchers for WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition).

In a letter to City Auditor Umesh Dalal, David Hicks, interim director of RDSS, has called for an audit of specific programs within the Department including Administration and Finance, Economic Support and Independence and the Comprehensive Services Act.

“I specifically want a financial audit of the last three years of operations,” stated Mr. Hicks. “This will give me a baseline from which to work, much like when I had a similar audit done for the Department of Justice Services. I also want the auditor to hel…