Across the region

...Flournoy-Bell also has been charged with running an unlicensed care home. The men were taken into custody by Adult Protective Services after being treated.Atlanta Zoo receives $20 million grantATLANTA - Atlanta's zoo has received a $20 million...

Hephzibah woman arrested on charge of operating unlicensed personal care home

...desist order to Burns. The department's Healthcare Facility Regulation worked with local law enforcement, Adult Protective Services and other state agencies to relocate the residents' at Burns' home, according to the statement prepared by Pamela...

Woman helps former addicts by sharing story

...came home a week later. Kate and her brother were put into foster care while her mother was investigated by Child Protective Services.Her brother became angrier and angrier and took his frustrations out on the family pets, sometimes killing...

Department of Social Services requests 200 more workers to reach caseload goals

...than 14 to 20 children ideally.The new positions would reverse a four-year decline in the number of child-protective services and foster care positions at the agency. Those positions have dropped by 255, or 18 percent, since 2009.

Fire damages south Georgia town

...Hinesville came to help direct the firefighters, Lane said.Julia Burch, executive director of the Wayne County Protective Service, said she received a call around 9 p.m. that the agency's thrift store was burning."They said there was...

Legislators prepare for 'silver tsunami'

...his spending recommendations for the next fiscal year. He requested $693,000 in additional funds for adult protective services, workers who investigate cases of elder abuse, and $227,000 for emergency placement for older patients who...

Occupy Columbia case reaches settlement

...said anyone attempting to camp out on the Statehouse grounds after 6 p.m. would be arrested by the Bureau of Protective Services for trespassing.Ha ley said the protesters were free to return in daylight hours but noted that the occupation...

Ga. Senate OKs bill to privatize some state child welfare services; bill now heads to House

...wouldn't address the underlying issues in those deaths, or improve the system. Moss was not in foster care and child protective services would still be the responsibility of the state, they noted.Democrats who sit on the Health and Human Services...

Georgia seeks to hire 175 DFCS caseworkers

...that the General Assembly must fully fund Child Protective Services.Through budget cuts and the loss of other funds, "the ability of the state to [operate] Child Protective Services has been decimated," Lehman said."The work...

Report says police, not politics, to blame for delay in probe of Jerry Sandusky

...report, prosecutors told Moulton they waited until 2011 to search Sandusky's home computer and subpoena child protective services records because they "believed that they were unlikely to be productive and would have risked publicly revealing...