Monthly Archives: June 2014

Heaven Woods Child Death

DFCS had contact with Heaven Woods 9 times before her death The state’s Division of Family and Children Services investigated multiple complaints concerning the care of homicide victim Heaven Woods before her death in May, though officials found no evidence … Continue reading

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DFCS-CPS works overtime to curb backlog

By Kerry Kavanaugh 11 Alive http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/DFCS-backlog-puts-thousands-of-children-at-risk/ngSXP/ ATLANTA — Thousands of Georgia children are potentially at risk because of a backlog at the Department of Family and Children Services, according to the agency’s interim director, Bobby Cagle. “As soon as I … Continue reading

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Foster care fraught with private abuses, public excuses-2010

Written by: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Journalist Alan Judd In 2010, DFCS spokeswoman Dena Smith said the agency has added staffing and resources to improve performance in these areas and “we should see improvement in the next report.” In May 2014, … Continue reading

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Child Welfare In America – An Overview

Family preservation is SAFER than foster care. The failings of America’s child welfare system can be summed up by the very rationalization often used to justify the way it works today, an approach that can be boiled down to “take … Continue reading

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What if you are falsely accused Part II: Legal Help

Written by William L. Anderson William L. Anderson Blog In the first part of this series, I pointed out that if the authorities falsely accuse you of a sex-related crime (or anything else), you should NEVER talk to the police. … Continue reading

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