|The 2013 Georgia General Assembly Session Begins
The General Assembly convened this morning, Monday, January 14, 2013. Highlights of this first week will include the Governor's State of the State Address, which will be delivered to a joint session of the House and Senate on Thursday, January 17th, at 11am.
We, too, have returned to the Gold Dome and will resume our weekly legislative updates and occasional action alerts while the General Assembly is in session. As in past years, the Barton Center will be tracking key legislation related to child welfare and juvenile justice as well as the budget. Additionally, we will be twittering information relevant to child advocacy at the Capitol. Follow us at @bartoncenter by clicking on the Twitter icon to the right.
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Next Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy to Be Held Thursday, January 24, 2013
Comparative Approaches to Child Welfare
On Thursday, January 24, the Honorable Tom Rawlings, former state Child Advocate and judge of the Juvenile Courts of the Middle Judicial District, will discuss comparative approaches to child welfare policies and service delivery systems in Latin America and the U.S. Tom has recently returned from a three-year appointment as the director of a nonprofit serving victims of child abuse and their families in Guatemala. Drawing upon his extensive domestic and international experiences as a lawyer and policy advocate, Tom will provide a critical analysis of the attributes of the U.S. and Latin American approaches to handling child abuse cases.