Sat., April 6, 2013 11:00am
The Georgia Department of Community Health is recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.
Thu., January 3, 2013 7:43pm
An audit is raising questions about how quickly Georgia's child protection workers are filing reports of child abuse. The audit released this week examines how workers at the Division of Family and Children Services used a statewide computer system during a one-year period ending June 2011.
Tue., November 20, 2012 2:00pm
Smart says no one wants to consider the possibility of someone hurting, molesting or abducting their child, although there are enough child predators in America for one to live in every square mile of the county.
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., 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.
Mon., June 4, 2012 6:45am
Volunteers who work with children in Georgia will be required by law to report suspected child abuse starting next month. The new mandatory reporting requirement is part of a criminal justice reform law that Gov. Nathan Deal signed last month.
Mon., March 5, 2012 4:17pm
Lawmakers in the state senate Monday approved a bill to expand requirements for child abuse reporting. The measure is one of many across the country following last year's allegations at Penn State University.
Tue., February 21, 2012 7:24pm
The State Division of Family and Children declined to comment on what appears to be a spike in children’s deaths — 35 this year alone, compared to 92 in all of 2011.
Wed., February 1, 2012 5:50pm
A state senator has proposed a bill that would make it mandatory to report child abuse to a law enforcement agency. Current law requires teachers, doctors, nurses and counselors to report suspected abuse. Sponsor Sen. Renee Unterman says her bill would expand the category of mandatory reporters.
Thu., January 26, 2012 11:00am
A dozen Florida and Georgia border counties have signed an agreement making it easier for children removed from parents or guardians to be placed with relatives in the other state. The agreement among the 12 counties is expected to allow for such placements in as little as a week. It applies only to children removed because of abuse or neglect.