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'Why is child sexual abuse awareness stuck in the 1950s?'

...I was in the audience as she spoke to a group of child advocates ? professionals who, like our employees at Child...experienced severe neglect or physical abuse. If only child advocates work to help these children, we never will achieve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-21/why-child-sexual
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
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
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
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
Letters
Family of Georgia teen sues classmates over cyberbullying

...prosecutors just don't have the energy to prosecute 13-year-olds for being mean," said Parry Aftab, an attorney and child advocate who runs stopcyberbullying.org. "Parents are all feeling very frustrated, and they just don't know what to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-04-26/family-georgia-teen-sues-clas
Judge blocks kids' return to mother

...the divorce case, too. How could the state say it was looking out for the best interests of the children when the child advocates opposed its plan? Judge Roper asked. "I think the public would be incensed," he said. Reach Sandy Hodson at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/25/met_515863.shtml
Metro