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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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Foster care fraught with private abuses, public excuses (2010)

By Alan Judd   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia officials decided last year that a rules violation by a private foster care agency was so egregious it warranted one of the toughest possible penalties. The agency, state records show, had inappropriately placed … Continue reading

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Dozens of Georgia children die despite state intervention

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Alan Judd Epic failures by Georgia’s child welfare system have given the state one of the nation’s highest rates of death by abuse and neglect, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows. Dozens of Georgia children … Continue reading

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Georgia Man Charged with Child Abuse Makes Bond (2011)

A South Forsyth County man, arrested on Thursday and charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children, has been released from the Forsyth County Detention Center. Jeffrey Andrew Silver, 36, posted bond on a $49,720 bail on Friday, according to … Continue reading

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GA DFCS Press Release, a bummer

The Dept. of Family and Children Services (DFACS) – GA, in its press release dated November 9, 2012, For decades, DFACS has been scrutinized for child deaths  and how they have handled investigations where chldren who have died that had prior or … Continue reading

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