Monthly Archives: April 2013

Georgia Program Reopens Foster Care Cold Cases

ATLANTA — In far north Georgia, 17-year-old “Brandon” lives in a group home.  He has been the ward of two states in his short life. Put up for adoption in Tennessee, adopted, then abandoned in Georgia. He’s been in foster … Continue reading

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The Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003

House Bill 770 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)By: Representatives Coleman of the 118th, Porter of the 119th, Fleming of the 79th, Smyre of the 111th, Skipper of the 116th, and others AN ACTTo amend Title 17 of the Official Code … Continue reading

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IN THE INTEREST OF D.J.

    Court of Appeals of Georgia.Decided: March 11, 2013. All the witnesses conceded, however, that D. J. and his mother had a bond. The mother consistently maintained her weekly visits with D. J. Some observers testified that during these … Continue reading

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GEORGIA STATUTE SUMMARY/Termination of Parental Rights

Adoption Child Welfare Law GEORGIA STATUTE SUMMARYTermination of Parental RightsAt the bottom of the following summary you will find a link that will take you to the Georgia state code website. The citations in the summary will aid in your … Continue reading

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Pro Se Mother Wins TPR Appeal

Our examination of the record shows beyond question that no valid grounds for termination occurred during that time. Indeed, it demonstrates that the only change in the very favorable circumstances of the mother, including her successful efforts to break her … Continue reading

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NCCPR–Georgia Release 08

NEW DATA SHOW URGENT NEED FOR STUDY OF BIAS IN FAYETTE COUNTY CHILD WELFARE, CHILD ADVOCACY GROUP SAYS Georgia Coalition for Child Protection Reform National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) / Alexandria, Virginia, 22314Phone and … Continue reading

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Kenny A. v. Perdue (Right-to-Counsel Claims)

No. 1:02-CV-1686 U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia Date lawsuit filed: June 6, 2002, in the Superior Court of Fulton County, later removed by Defendants to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Status: Separate … Continue reading

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