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.
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.
Two child protection workers in Georgia have been placed on paid leave following accusations that they falsified documents to keep millions of dollars in federal grants. State records show Phyllis Mitchell and Deborah Cobb were placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday, the same day they were arrested.
Investigators have arrested two child protection workers in Georgia on charges that they falsified reports to keep millions of dollars in funding. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that law enforcement officials arrested Phyllis Mitchell and Deborah Cobb on charges of falsifying state documents and encouraging others to lie in sworn statements.