CHILD ABUSE

Child Abuse Lawyer Elmer Young

They’re Coming to Take Your Children

In Georgia, child abuse is typically considered any type of bodily injury that leaves a serious mark or bruise on the child or putting the child in harm’s way. Arguably one of the most frequent forms of child cruelty is where parents abandon the children, either permanently or even just leaving the child in a vehicle where they are subject to being harmed. Additionally, you can be charged with child abuse if you are engaged in activities that are inherently dangerous by nature, such as cooking methamphetamines and other drugs in the presence of their children.

Georgia laws require now that the Georgia Department of Children’s Services keeps and maintains a registry of all substantiated cases of abuse and neglect that occur on or after July 1, 2016, into a centralized Child Protective Services Information System titled the Child Abuse Registry. DFCS is dedicated to entering the names of all mal-treaters with a substantiated case of child abuse and/or neglect into the Child Abuse Registry.

The net result is that once a parent’s or person’s name is placed in the registry, a screen by an employer engaged in child care, or another child-related business, may make use of that database in deciding matters related to that person, including employment. It is imperative that a prompt written appeal be filed in order to have a hearing to avoid placement into that registry.

Georgia Child Abuse Registry

Georgia laws require now that the Georgia Department of Children’s Services keeps and maintains a registry of all substantiated cases of abuse and neglect that occur on or after July 1, 2016, into a centralized Child Protective Services Information System titled the Child Abuse Registry. DFCS is dedicated to entering the names of all mal-treaters with a substantiated case of child abuse and/or neglect into the Child Abuse Registry.

 

The net result is that once a parent’s or person’s name is placed in the registry, a screen by an employer engaged in child care, or another child-related business, may make use of that database in deciding matters related to that person, including employment. It is imperative that a prompt written appeal be filed in order to have a hearing to avoid placement into that registry.