Banks News

February 20, 2008


This Week's Newspaper Ads Community Directory MainStreet Homes Place A Classified Ad
BraseltonNews.com Purchase Photos Subscribe Search Site

Click for Jefferson, Georgia Forecast


 MOST POPULAR...
- Classifieds
- Jobs
- Real Estate
- Auto
- Subscribe
- Search Site

- Business Directory
- Contact Us
- Past News

COMMUNITY
- Banks Community
- Jackson Community
- Madison Community
- BSA Troop 158
- BSA Pack 158

INTERACTIVE
- Archives
- Purchase Photos
- Advertising
- Links
- Printing

- MainStreet History
- Sales Tax Chart (6%)
- Sales Tax Chart (7%)

PDF FORMS
- Rates - Print and Internet
- Engagement Announcement
- Wedding Announcement
- Birth Announcement
- Church News
- Credit Application

ONLINE FORMS
-
Place an Ad
- Send a Letter

- List your Business
- Subscribe
- Email MainStreet


MainStreetNews.Com
MainStreet Newspapers, Inc.
PO Box 908
33 Lee Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Telephone:
706-367-5233
Fax:
706-367-8056

Contact Us

® Copyright 2007
MainStreet
Newspapers, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Copyright / Terms / Privacy

Sen. Schaefer introduces child services legislation
State Sen. Nancy Schaefer recently introduced legislation that provides several directives to the Department of Human Resources (DHR) in regard to child services.
“It is painful to see a child taken away from their parent or guardian, and I firmly believe that the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and DHR should make every effort to keep the family united,” Sen. Schaefer said. “We also must do everything we can to ensure that those who have to be placed in the care of DHR are given the best and only the best treatment possible.”
Among the provisions set forth by Senate Bill 415, the legislation seeks to ensure that before a child is placed in the custody of DHR, every effort is made to find other family members with which to place the child. Discovery must be provided in termination proceedings with sanctions for failure to provide discovery.
The bill also limits the amount of time DHR has to provide emergency care to 72 hours, requiring the department to respond to emergency situations within that specified amount of time. DHR also would be required to obtain a court order to enter the residence of a child’s parent or guardian in order to seize a child under certain circumstances. Juvenile deprivation hearings shall not be closed except upon the written application of the parents or guardian, and for other purposes.
“The purpose of this bill is to prevent children from languishing in the custody of DHR, from being separated from their families unnecessarily and to reunite them with their families as quickly as possible,” Sen. Schaefer added.



>
Google
WWW http://www.mainstreetnews.com
MainStreetNews.Com
P.O. Box 908 - 33 Lee Street
Jefferson, Georgia
Telephone: (706) 367-5233 Fax: (706) 367-8056
Contact Us

® Copyright 2007 MainStreet Newspapers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright / Terms / Privacy
Home / Job Market / Real Estate / Automotive / Classifieds
Jackson Community / Banks Community / Madison Community
Archives / Advertising / Printing / History / Links / Search Site
Send a Letter / Subscribe / Place a Classified Ad / Online Rates