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”
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”
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.