Category Archives: Georgia Abuse Cases

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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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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Child Abuse And Neglect Need To Be Georgia’s Priority

April 7, 2014 by: Dick Yarbrough Dick Yarbrough is a Southern philosopher, political pundit and straight-shooting humorist all rolled into one. Seen weekly in nearly one million households throughout Georgia, his column is an artful mix of comedy and candor … 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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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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