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Increased oversight needed for troubled guardian ad litem program

At the heart of this matter are children - those people without voice and power whom guardians are empowered to represent.
Agency claims flaws in report

...children are in state custody. "It's like nobody is accountable for these kids," said longtime child advocate Julia Bloodworth, who in addition to her service for local children has served on two statewide commissions looking into the past...
Woman looks out for needy children

...a week "doing whatever is necessary" to help the children who come into the state's custody. She and founder Julia Bloodworth recruit, train and supervise community volunteers to serve as advocates for Augusta's growing number of abused...
Kuhlke gets laugh from gavel

...didn't deserve all the credit," Mr. Goins said. "You know Max." We do. AUGUSTA CHILD ADVOCATES founder Julia Bloodworth and her husband, Bill, Augusta State University's president, played Santa this year to six foster children...
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System lacks review panels

...citizen panel also had an advantage because volunteers saw the same children over time and got to know them, said Julia Bloodworth, who founded Augusta Child Advocates. "I think the panel is definitely a plus in the whole system. I have sat...
DFCS on track

...their grievance to the caseworker's supervisor and if they still get no satisfaction, to contact Beard herself. Julia Bloodworth, Augusta Child Advocates director, says DFCS isn't quite as welcoming as Beard claims, but that cooperation...
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Task force help OK'd by DFCS

...And nobody here is happy with it," he said. But, he added, "We're missing paperwork, not children." Julia Bloodworth, executive director of the Augusta Child Advocates, said the DFCS list failed to include 53 children her volunteers...
This week in Georgia

...assigned to one or two cases by reviewing records and interviewing the children and other parties. If interested, call Julia Bloodworth or Judy Ships at 737-3006. SATURDAY Augusta-Richmond County Museum will unveil its new special exhibition...
Across the area: Shooting suspects, witnesses sought

...reports of children who died of abuse or neglect while under its supervision. The 15-member panel, which includes Julia Bloodworth, executive director of Augusta Child Advocates Inc., as well as other state and national leaders in business and...
Across the area: Business owner injured in robbery

...Jan. 10, training will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays for 10 weeks. For more information, call Julia Bloodworth or Judy Shipes at 737-3006. SOUTH CAROLINA Phone call leads to police visit CHARLESTON -- Allendale resident...