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State DFCS director out
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ATLANTA — Less than a year after her appointment, Rachelle Carnesale is out as the director of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, the agency has confirmed.

In a statement released Monday, spokeswoman Ravae Graham says a search for a permanent director will take place in the coming months.

Carnesale was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal during his transition in December 2010. Prior to her appointment, she was the acting director of the Office of Child Advocate. She previously served as director of the Georgia Child Fatality Investigation Program and developed and administered the Georgia Child Abuse Training Academy. She began her career at the Georgia Attorney General's Office and also worked as a prosecutor in Cherokee County and deputy assistant district attorney in DeKalb County from 1999 to 2004.


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