Tom Rawlings

Kids Matter: Status of the Division and Ongoing Initiatives

By Tom C. Rawlings Editor’s note: Tom Rawlings was sworn in on February 18, 2019 as the Director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) after serving six months as interim director. Rawlings was the first full-time juvenile judge in the five-county Middle Judicial Circuit. He was named by two governors as Read more about Kids Matter: Status of the Division and Ongoing Initiatives[…]

CPA Legislative Update By Christine Butcher Hayes

By Christine Butcher Hayes Legislative Update The legislature has adjourned sine die! The Georgia General Assembly concluded its 40-day legislative session shortly after midnight on Tuesday, April 2nd. As is typical for the end of the session, days 39 and 40 were both eventful and demanding. The State Bar had a great year under the Read more about CPA Legislative Update By Christine Butcher Hayes[…]

Jonathan Zimring

CPA Member Recognition: Jonathan Zimring

CPAS recognizes Jonathan Zimring as a dedicated child advocate. During his years of practice Jon has demonstrated that Kids Matter. Jonathan Zimring is a Civil Rights, Education attorney who has been licensed in Georgia for over 40 years. Throughout his practice he has demonstrated a consistent dedication to children and families. Jon attended Duke University Read more about CPA Member Recognition: Jonathan Zimring[…]

Case Law Update: Opinions issued between October 2018 and February 2019

By John Paul Berlon Dependency Cases Interest of S.B., A18A1851 (1/4/19): Judgment affirmed. Child challenged the sufficiency of evidence of fingerprints to support offenses of burglary and attempted burglary. Palm prints found on window pane of where electronics were taken. Child had been a guest at home but a month before burglary was forbidden to Read more about Case Law Update: Opinions issued between October 2018 and February 2019[…]

From the Chair

By Nicki Noel Vaughan Welcome to the Spring, 2019 issue of Kids Matter. Thanks to Tonya Boga, the Kids Matter Editor since the newsletter was first published in January, 2013, for bringing us this edition which highlights the section’s activities during the last quarter. Big News Georgia Appleseed has selected the section to receive a Read more about From the Chair[…]