Supreme Court ruling fuels push for community care

...What began as two Georgia mental health patients seeking community care has become a national crusade by the U.S. Department of Justice to move patients out of state facilities and into community care, with what some say are unintended consequences...

Death haunts mother who can't get answers

...department in 2013 to suspend the wholesale community placements it agreed to under a 2010 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Despite that, another 498 of its patients in community care died last year. Cornelius was one of 82 in...

Ferguson police chief resigns

...move forward without any distractions."Jackson becomes the sixth employee to resign or be fired after the U.S. Department of Justice last week issued a report that cleared Officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the shooting but found...

Gracewood parents brace for move out

...the Augusta area, which worries parents at Gracewood. Georgia is under a 2010 settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice after the federal government sued over the conditions in the state hospitals, part of a larger and more aggressive...

State still not meeting care goals for disabled

...unlikely to meet its July 1 deadline to achieve all of its obligations under the Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Independent Reviewer Elizabeth Jones said in her latest court filing.Georgia entered into the agreement...

Kathryn Hamilton Peacock - Kevin Robert Jones

...member of Sigma Nu fraternity and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

...their having it here," the governor said.There are signs that the federal policy is opening the way. The U.S. Department of Justice no longer has funding to enforce the federal prohibition in states that legalized medical use of marijuana...

Pray in troubled times

...personal property was looted.This was despicable. The disrupters were egged on by our own president, the U.S. Department of Justice and several celebrity so-called ministers. Now, not only have jobs and property been lost, but race relations...

Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

...EnforcementSteroid abuse has touched law enforcement for years. It's such a problem that the DEA and the U.S. Department of Justice created a seven-page booklet titled "Steroid Abuse by Law Enforcement Personnel" to help police agencies...

Child pornographer given maximum prison term

...Columbia County Sheriff's Office. This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a national U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.