Mon., May 6, 2013 12:00pm
A state agency has issued its first-ever yearly report on deaths of children involved in the child protection system. It found unusually high numbers of deaths in some parts of Georgia. The report by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services analyzed the causes of the deaths and identified ways the agency could improve both its prevention and responses to deaths.
Sun., November 11, 2012 11:00am
A new report shows 120 children died during the first nine months of 2012 in situations where their families had contact with the Georgia's child protection agency within the last five years.
Fri., October 5, 2012 11:59am
A new leader whom state officials hoped would bring stability to a child protection office in Columbus now under law enforcement scrutiny has resigned just months into his new job. Jose Marrero, director of the Muscogee County office of the Division of Family and Children Services, is leaving a position he started in July. It was not immediately clear when his resignation will take effect.
Wed., September 19, 2012 3:02pm
People reporting child abuse in Georgia may soon be directed to a centralized call center. It’s a decision the Division of Family and Children Services is considering after two state employees were fired this month, charged with falsifying child abuse records.
Tue., September 18, 2012 6:45pm
Georgia officials are debating whether to route callers reporting child abuse to a centralized center rather than through a Columbus office where two child protection workers were accused of tampering with reports. The director of the Division of Family and Children Services, Ron Scroggy, said Tuesday that officials have long felt that a centralized call center would be better than having each county office handle calls.
Tue., July 31, 2012 10:02am
A state official says the agency in charge of protecting Georgia children from abuse is revamping its protocols after an investigation found that a teenage girl who died was severely malnourished.
Fri., July 23, 2010 4:19pm
A report by federal monitors says foster children in Fulton and DeKalb counties are being abused and neglected at the highest rate in four years. The report found that 25 of just over 21-hundred children were abused or neglected.
Tue., February 23, 2010 5:39pm
The Catholic Diocese of Savannah says, the closure comes because of changin
Mon., January 25, 2010 1:14pm
Foster children in Fulton and DeKalb counties are under a high rate of abus
Wed., October 7, 2009 7:48am
Georgia residents who lost food bought with food stamps in last month’s flo