Child Tax Credits Led to Decreased Abuse and Neglect, New Study Shows
A new study found the monthly payments made to families in 2021 resulted in fewer children visiting the ER with abuse-related injuries.
Georgia Program for Students Who Face College Barriers Gets Cash Infusion
Embark Georgia, an organization that improves college access and retention for students who have been in foster care or homeless, got $1.5 million.
Georgia is Sued Over Alleged Failure to Protect Some Undocumented Youth
In Georgia, child advocates are suing the state’s child welfare agency in federal court because it refuses to pay for the specialized legal services that some undocumented youth and young adults would need to fully protect their foster care benefits.
Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care
Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher.
Federal Judge Decides Georgia Students in Adult Jails Entitled to Education
A Georgia circuit judge ruled that federal law entitles students with disabilities to education services when in adult jails.
Georgia Child Welfare Director Quits After ‘Offensive’ Confrontation with Officer
The director of Georgia’s family and children’s services resigned after he demeaned a Black sheriff’s deputy on state property.
Georgia Swears in New Child Advocate
Georgia has a new leader to advocate for the rights of children and youth in the child welfare system and the services they are entitled to.
Six New Laws Add to Georgia’s Efforts to Boost Adoption
Six new bills signed into law in Georgia this week are intended to accelerate the state’s ongoing efforts to make adoption easier.
Federal Settlement Protects Disabled Young Detainees’ Right to Special Education Services
For more than a decade, hundreds of disabled students locked up in a large Georgia jail have not been getting the special education services they’re entitled to under federal law, but that may soon start to change.