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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 House begins debate on privatizing foster care

Ryan and Stephanie Martin fostered two sets of children. The last found a permanent place in their home. Fostering was always an option. But it wasn’t untilthe private organization FaithBridge approached their church inAlpharetta, that they decided toget involved. “They … Continue reading

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Foster care homes cited for unspeakable abuses across Georgia

Paige Roberts In recent years, Georgia has increasingly depended on private agencies to place children in foster homes and group homes. The state has also depended on these private agencies to supervise much of the care the children receive. The … Continue reading

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