Abuse, Neglect and Foster Care

Know Your Rights

  • Foster Care in Georgia Fact Sheet

    Foster care is a state program that provides temporary substitute homes for children whose families cannot provide a safe and nurturing environment for them. It is one of the many programs administered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources’ Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). This document contains statistics and additional information about Georgia's foster care program. Content Detail

    Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • Learn about Parents' Rights

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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  • Protecting Children: How to Report Abuse or Neglect

    This document describes how to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Content Detail

    Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
  • Foster Parent Manual for Georgia

    This manual, developed by the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, is for individuals and families proving foster care to children in Georgia. Content Detail

    Division of Family and Children Services
  • Juvenile Court Glossary of Terms

    This document contains a list of terms frequently used in juvenile court case and their definitions. Content Detail

    Cobb County Juvenile Court