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Georgia child deaths up, report says

...477 in 2013.Gov. Nathan Deal added hundreds of social workers to the Department of Family and Children Services...search of welfare records at DFCS, and agents warn social workers of possible danger to other children in the home of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-16/ga-child-deaths-report-s
Busy session for Georgia Legislature begins Monday

...he appointed after a series of news reports of children dying while their families have had some contact with state social workers.EDUCATION FUNDING: Deal intends to appoint a commission to study the formula the law uses to determine how much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-10/busy-session-georgia-leg
Ga. tax revenues up, but not enough

...increased Medicaid claims, $135 million for future pension-fund payouts, $36 million for added child-protection social workers, $30 million to comply with a federal lawsuit over the treatment of mental patients and $360 million if state workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/ga-tax-revenues-not-enou
Guardian ad litem program faces scrutiny

...anyone who oversees our guardians. They act as they please."Full-time jobJudges say Weinberger, a former state social worker, and Kendrick treat guardian appointments as a full-time job. In the past two years, Kendrick has been appointed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-29/guardian-ad-litem-prog
DSS creating statewide hotline

...if appropriate, said agency spokeswoman Marilyn Matheus.Other recommendations by Rosa include requiring that social workers make "face-to-face" contact within 24 hours of a report if a child is 4 or under. If a doctor is making the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/dss-creating-statewide-hotlin
Reba Quarles

Retired Social Worker MODOC, S.C. - Mrs. Reba Quarles, 89, of Modoc, wife of the...was a life long member of Peace Haven Baptist Church and a retired Social Worker. Survivors included 1 daughter; Rosemary Quarles, 1 brother; T...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173394027
Trughvan Usry

...extended illness. The family would also like to express appreciation to Alliance Hospice, especially Nurse Rhonda Hall, Social Worker Danny Moran and Chaplain Laverne Harris. These individuals went above and beyond their required responsibilities...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173400391
Child deaths rise in Georgia state report

...physicians to address pregnant women's smoking, diet and general health.State auditors warned last year that social workers were swamped with too many cases, some juggling more than 100 each. The Legis lature approved hiring 525 in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-08/child-deaths-rise-georgi
Prosecutor: Girlfriend's family rejected 'blood money' Pistorius offered after killing

...while Nel was cross-examining a social worker over what Pistorius' punishment...be for shooting Steenkamp. The social worker testified Pistorius should be...homicide, or negligent killing.Social worker Annette Vergeer, one of four witnesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-14/prosecutor-girlfrien
Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

...authorities revealed a Lexington County father confessed to killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama. Social workers visited the family a dozen times over the past three years to investigate abuse accusations but never found anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-16/senators-dss-must-quickly-hire-case