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DFCS Records Show Challenges to Protecting Children

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM

As child welfare attorneys, several of our clients are involved with the Department of Family in Children's Services (DFCS). Sometimes, this can be a good thing if DFCS is diligent about helping the children reunite with their parents in a safer, more stable environment. However, we often find ourselves fighting with DFCS, demanding that the agency actual work to propel these cases forward and provide needed services to the family. Recently, the Athens Banner Herald wrote an interesting ar...

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Child and Family Law Courts Meet Brain Science

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 8:15 AM

This 5-minute video, narrated by NCJFCJ President Judge Peggy Walker, depicts a call to action for the legal community to learn as much as possible about brain science to make sure our law and policy are aligned with the focus on the latest information for building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children's lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

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GA Supreme Court Limits Mandated Reporter Obligation to Report Abuse

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Pursuant to Georgia Law, certain professionals are designated as “Mandated Reporters”, and are required to report any reasonable belief of child abuse and/or neglect. Should a mandated reporter fail to report suspected child abuse or neglect, they may face criminal prosecution under O.C.G.A. 19-7-5(c)(1). The professions that a...

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