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Georgia

Mental Health Needs to be a Priority in Foster Care

1/24/2022

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.

Georgia District Court Rules Youth in Adult Jail Are Entitled to Special Education Services

9/23/2021

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.

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The director of Georgia’s family and children’s services resigned after he demeaned a Black sheriff’s deputy on state property.

8/4/2021

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.

6/22/2021

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.

5/6/2021

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.

11/17/2020

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.

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9/8/2020

What Do Schools Report to CPS? One State’s Experience

The vast majority of reports of child abuse and neglect emanate from adults outside a child’s family or neighborhood. Most calls come from so-called “mandated reporters,” who are required to disclose any concerns about child safety with protection officials.

9/4/2020

Georgia Dissolves Child Abuse and Neglect Registry

Georgia will no longer maintain its child abuse registry, which launched four years ago to help investigators quickly identify and locate substantiated cases and keep tabs on the scale of the problem. 

11/22/2019

Virginia Pryor Joins Team Cagle Again, This Time at Los Angeles Department of Children and Families

Virginia Pryor, the chief of staff to Bobby Cagle when he served as Georgia’s child welfare director has been hired in the same capacity for his team at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).