Ga. fails children in life and in death

It’s horrid enough that GA DFCS workers do not do what they are suppose to do to protect Georgia most precious assets. However, when they fail to PROTECT them from their abusers is even worse than worse. It’s disgusting, I’d like to see a change for the better and not just change for Government pocket books.

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 earlier that day to a simple, if tragic, resolution. Except for this: Jonathan hadn’t drowned. He was dead when he entered the water.

Questions abounded: Was Jonathan murdered? Was his mother, repeatedly accused of neglect, responsible? And, most troubling, how could so many people have known about Jonathan’s dangerous life, yet failed to help?

Jonathan Thomas Sturdy’s death, on Jan. 14, 2012, would have been sad enough under any circumstances. But what happened before he died and what has happened since tell a larger, grimmer story about the failings of Georgia’s child welfare system.

In a state with one of the highest rates of children’s deaths by abuse and neglect, those failings are epic, an…

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About gacoalition4childprotectionreform1

For the past 10 years I have been researching family law, constitutional law dealing with deprivation and DFCS/CPS. While I am not a lawyer, I am a special family rights law Advocate; advocating families who have been disrupted by the department of family and children services.
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