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”
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
Georgia State University School of Law’s Alumni Magazine featured Success in Dependency Court and Caregiver’s Compass in the Fall 2017 edition. What an honor and privilege to be featured by my alma mater.
As a society, media feed us a narrative which spins a story of the villainous parents whose children are rescued by the government, by DFCS. The media never see the background, the person for whom perhaps compassion might inure. No, the outliers, the anomalies grab headlines. We devour media coverage. How is it that weContinue reading “Not Your Average Fairy Tale”
DFCS automatically places any substantiated investigation on the Georgia Child Abuse Registry. What does that mean in real terms for real people?
I’ve put together a simplified timeline for juvenile court. The internal workings of juvenile court require more explanation. This timeline is an initial approach for the uninitiated attorney.