Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Real Reasons for Child Abuse Deaths

It’s easy enough to see how people can leap to the conclusion that the deaths of children “known to the system” must be the result of “family preservation” or the federal law requiring agencies to make “reasonable efforts” to keep…

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Brief History of DFACS We Need REFORM Now!

1989- DDA is a 4 Month Old Boy who lays dingy and dirty on the coroners table of Newton County, GA. DDA was removed from his biological parents due to previous abuse issues with other siblings and was placed in…

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The Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program

Description and Purposes of PSSf (This is what should be done) Congress created and has continued to fund PSSf in response to concerns about the number of children in foster care and the effect of instability and lack of permanency … Continue reading

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Once a national model, Georgia’s child death reviews now an empty exercise

Originally posted on Alan Judd:
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 9, 2014: BY ALAN JUDD – THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION By the time the local child fatality review committee took up her case, Marnee Kay Downey had been dead one day longer…

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Ga. fails children in life and in death

Originally posted on Alan Judd:
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 20, 2013 The searchers found Jonathan Sturdy at 9 o’clock on a cold Saturday night. The 2-year-old’s body, face down in a drainage canal, seemed to bring his disappearance…

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Georgia has the sixth worst child fatality rate in the nation

11Alive Staff, WXIA 7:14 p.m. EST March 4, 2014 A report given to Congress by the Georgia Department of Health and Human Services says Georgia has the sixth worst child fatality rate in the nation. ATLANTA — A report given … Continue reading

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Things AREN’T Always As They Appear To Be

Wrongful Death Case Against DFCS December 4, 2013 by Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers have followed the tragic news stories about the deaths of Georgia children and accusations that the state government is not doing enough … Continue reading

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