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Juvenile panel wants funds for safety

ATLANTA -- Case workers in the field with young delinquents would be accompanied by an officer and carry a radio for safety, under a $225 million budget proposal approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice Board Friday. The department's safety measures have been under scrutiny since May, when a social worker reported she was raped in her own car by a 14-year-old boy she was driving from a detention center to his group home. The boy had been considered nonviolent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/15/met_236088.shtml
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Perdue budget includes winners

...produced a courageous budget for at-risk children in Georgia," said Normer Adams, the director of the Georgia Association for Homes and Children, referring to the governor's request for $5.8 million to hire 125 more child-protection caseworkers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/20/met_365466.shtml
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