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Domestic Violence

How Does Child Protective Services Work in Georgia?

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), is the entity in charge of investigating child abuse allegations in Georgia. It also works with foster homes for placement of abused and neglected children, helps low-income families, and assists with childcare costs in troubled families. The DFCS has a centralized…

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How Non-Physical Abuse is Proven in Court

Abuse takes many forms, but most Americans correlate the term “abuse” with physical violence. Emotional abuse pertains to any act of humiliation, degradation, intimidation, isolation, verbal assault, confinement, or ridicule that diminishes the victim’s identity, dignity, and/or sense of self-worth. Victims of emotional abuse endure prolonged psychological distress that can sometimes result in various long-term…

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Common Misconceptions About Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence pervades every state in the nation, breaking up families and endangering lives. Domestic violence deaths in Georgia are currently at a 10-year high, with 139 related deaths in 2015. At least 12,000 Georgian children face exposure to domestic violence every year – many of which witness the homicides of their parents or caregivers….

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