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Georgia seeks to hire 175 DFCS caseworkers

...system in Georgia.Last year, the deaths of 10-year-old Emani Moss and 12-year-old Eric Forbes mobilized child advocates and lawmakers into proposing changes in the system.Early this year, the General Assembly considered a proposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-29/georgia-seeks-hire-175-d
Ga. lawmakers tell child advocates not to expect much

ATLANTA -- Lawmakers from committees related to children warned advocates not to expect major initiatives during the 2014 legislative session that begins Monday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-10/ga-lawmakers-tell-child-
Ga. child advocate quits, replacement sought

ATLANTA - State officials are searching for a replacement after the resignation of Georgia's child advocate, Tonya Boga.Brian Robinson, a spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, says a panel of seven people has already been put together...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-04/ga-child-advocate-quits-repl
Phase-in proposed for juvenile-attorney funding

...The wide-ranging reform law sponsored by Gov. Nathan Deal and recommended by a panel of judges, prosecutors and child advocates took effect 37 days ago. It seeks to improve the rate of juvenile repeat offenses by transferring the responsibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-07/phase-proposed-juvenil
Bill would make YDC abuse reports secret

ATLANTA - Some media groups and child advocates are trying to block legislation that would stop the release of reports of abuse in Department of Juvenile Justice facilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-26/bill-would-make-ydc-abus
Decline of the American family

...reflection of what happens when a longtime volunteer child advocate enters a job that brings him face to face with the...bold actions are needed. We must stop asking our child advocates to bail the water and focus our energy on repairing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-14/decline-american-family
Ernestine Wright

...Ernestine was a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church, Red Hatters of Augusta, Georgia LPN Association, Eastern Star, Child Advocate for the Richmond County Court System and Neighborhood Associations. Fond loving memories will be cherished by her...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000159881339
Records show cycle of sons' vicious abuse

...and the Court Appointed Special Advocate all believed the children needed protection. But Kernaghan threw out the child advocate's testimony, and less than a month after doctors concluded that the 3-year-old suffered two life-threatening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-04-09/records-show-cycle-son
Crime & courts | Metro
Some say secrecy hinders children's protection

...Alliance, which has joined forces with other national child advocate organizations to form the National Coalition to End...to Richmond County juvenile court judges in 2009.Child advocates such as Hillman think that might be just a fraction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-04-09/some-say-secrecy-hinde
Crime & courts | Metro
Children's advocates must be vigilant

...Elementary School was told by the Columbia County DFCS to stop calling when she called to report abuse.I have been a child advocate for more than 10 years, serving as a court-appointed special advocate and a guardian ad litem , and on Juvenile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-04-25/childrens-advocates-must
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