CLE on Confronting Forensic Interviews

Based on the book, Better Questions, GACDL presents Don’t Fear the Forensic Interview. July 16, 2021 at noon, I will be teaching about how to confront the forensic interview. Click here to sign up. Better Questions is available on amazon. Click here for a link to the book.

Confronting Forensic Interviews

In criminal trials and dependency cases, a forensic interview is the government’s best piece of evidence. An interview that a defense attorney can’t directly confront. Learn how to confront a forensic with a basic understanding of what is expected and how to discern the points to challenge.

Better Questions

Designed for busy lawyers seeking a better understanding of the forensic interview process, Better Questions will provide a foundational understanding of forensic interviews and strategies for confronting the forensic interviewer in the most challenging cases we face. Better Questions provides a framework for evaluating forensic interviews and cross-examining the interviewers. This book presents an overviewContinue reading “Better Questions”

Child Abuse Registry is Dead, DFCS “Registry”Lives

The Georgia Legislature created the now dead Child Abuse Registry. This registry prevented individuals “substantiated” to have committed child abuse from obtaining work with children.  In the COVID delayed 2020 Legislative Session, the Child Abuse Registry was eliminated. However, access to DFCS’s list of “substantiation” of child abuse is still available through some background checksContinue reading “Child Abuse Registry is Dead, DFCS “Registry”Lives”

New Edit: Success in Dependency Court 2020

The Georgia legislature changed the Child Abuse Registry in 2019. The 2020 update to Success includes those changes and others. Parents fighting DFCS need guidance to get through the process successfully. Check it out on Amazon.com

Victory in Child Abuse Registry Court

Child Abuse Registry Court is closed. Can’t disclose details. Client challenges placement of the registry and won. The registry could have impacted the client’s ability to work and obtain a license from the state. The arbitrary assignment of individuals to the registry is unfair and needs to be challenged. Checkout the 2020 Changes to theContinue reading “Victory in Child Abuse Registry Court”

Georgia Child Abuse Registry 2020 Update

PLACEMENT ON REGISTRY Beginning January 1, 2020 Upon a finding by CPS that an investigation into child abuse is substantiated, the investigator will notify Division of Family and Children Services that the investigation is substantiated. DFCS will send notice to the individual substantiated of child abuse of the intent to place that person on theContinue reading “Georgia Child Abuse Registry 2020 Update”

Success in Dependency Court 2018 Update

Success in Dependency Court has been updated. This volume includes sections on Parental Rights, on the Child Abuse Registry, discusses the Court’s expectations, and the final section of forms to help parents throughout the case. Check it out on amazon.com paperback or ebook. Author Nancee Tomlinson works to improve and update Success to help parentsContinue reading “Success in Dependency Court 2018 Update”

Child Abuse Registry: Why Fight? Victory Without a Contested Hearing in 20 minutes.

2020 Update to Georgia Child Abuse Registry law. Case closed in 20 minutes before the judge. A technical discrepancy created an issue which got a Child Abuse Registry (CAR) hearing ended in less than 20 minutes from roll call to decision. Technical discrepancies occur frequently. That doesn’t account for the couple of hours spent reviewing,Continue reading “Child Abuse Registry: Why Fight? Victory Without a Contested Hearing in 20 minutes.”