Sunday, June 10, 2012
Volunteers who work with children will be required by law to report suspected child abuse.
Attorney General Sam Olens has alerted Georgians that beginning July 1, volunteers who work with children will be required by law to report suspected child abuse, according to a news release. The new mandatory reporting requirement is a provision in HB 1176, the criminal justice reform bill signed by Governor Nathan Deal on May 2, 2012. Specifically, HB 1176 changes the definition of “child service organization personnel” to include volunteers. The new law defines “child service organization personnel” as follows: ‘Child service organization personnel' means persons employed by or volunteering at a business or an organization, whether public, private, for profit, not for profit, or voluntary, that provides care, treatment, education, …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, gives his weekly legislative address, covering important legislative efforts.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, who represents Roswell, parts of Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek, offers his legislative address on the current legislative session for weedks nine and 10. An excerpt: "The Georgia Senate passed several key pieces of legislation in the final days of the session to increase economic development for Georgia and fulfill the Senate Majority Caucus priorities. "[Among the bill passed by] the Senate last week included my bill, Senate Bill 292, which ensures accountability and responsibility for welfare recipients. This will require a mandatory drug test and assure we're giving a hand up and not a handout." Click of the attached You Tube video for the entire address.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Roswell Police say Lorraine Grant allegedly abused and sexually assaulted her three-year-old granddaughter.
A Roswell grandmother, Lorraine Grant, turned herself into Roswell Police yesterday, Monday, June 27, after charges of child abuse, including sexual battery, were leveled at her. The alleged abuse goes back to April when Grant visited California and agreed to bring her three-year-old granddaughter back to Roswell with her for several weeks. However, the child's mother, Mariah Williams, told police that Grant refused to return the girl to her. In attempt to take back her child, Williams flew out to Atlanta last Friday, June 24. She called East Pointe Police from the Westin hotel where she was staying near the airport after the child complained of pain and Williams could see what appeared to be burns and/or abrasions on her body. The girl …