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Official brought in to help clean up DSS leaving


The person brought in to help clean up Richmond's Department of Social Services has decided to leave the post.

Steve Harms, replaced Carolyn Graham as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services on an interim basis. He now plans to leave the position with the city, according to the Mayor's Press Secretary, Tammy Hawley.

Harms was tasked with cleaning up the department after allegations children were being left in dangerous situations, however, audits under his leadership showed things had not changed.

Mayor Dwight Jones' Senior Policy Advisor, David Hicks, was recently named as the interim head of the agency and requested a full audit of all the department's services.

The department has seen a great deal of volatility in its top ranks. Mayor Jones announced the retirement of Social Services Director Doris Moseley last May after scathing audits. She was hired at the Richmond Sheriff's Office last month.

Tonya Vincent was named interim director but resigned to become Virginia's Deputy Director of Public Safety in January.

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