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Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy

The Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy is a collaboration between the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children and the Barton Child Law and Policy Center to bring child welfare legal experts to Emory Law for a monthly workshop as Visiting Scholars in Practice. 

The workshop videos and PowerPoint presentations will be archived here. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for new materials.

If you have difficulty viewing the videos, please contact Michele Papotto by e-mail mpapott@emory.edu or by phone 404.712.8367.

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Ethics of Practice in Family Dependency Treatment Court

June 21, 2017

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Julie Butner, JD, Barton-ABA Child Law Fellow, ABA Center on Children and the Law
  • Andrew Cummings, Executive Director, Advanced Outcomes Consulting Group
  • Terrence Wilson, Robin Nash Postgraduate Fellow in Law, Barton Child Law & Policy Center

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Reinstatement of Parental Rights

March 17, 2017

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Leslie Abbott, Attorney, DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center
  • Mercedes Ball, Executive Director, Sister2Sister Mentoring Program
  • Tara-Anne Canada, Gwinnett County Guardian Ad Litem
    Jennifer Ennerberg, Assistant Public Defender, Cherokee Judicial Circuit

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View handouts 1

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View handouts 3

Children in Need of Services (CHINS)

January 20, 2017

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • The Honorable J. Russell Jackson
  • The Honorable John Sumner

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View the presentation Powerpoint

Georgia's New Child Abuse Registry

November 29, 2016

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Diana Rugh Johnson, JD, CWLS

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Trial Skills for Representing Children in Dependency Cases - Part 2

June 10, 2016

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Gerald Bruce, Esq.
  • Richard Highsmith, Esq.
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Trial Skills for Representing Children in Dependency Cases - Part 1

May 13, 2016

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Gerald Bruce, Esq.
  • Richard Highsmith, Esq.

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Accessing Health Care for Children in Foster Care

October 29, 2015

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • David Bolt, LMSW, Manager, Community Education and Training, Georgia Families 360°, Amerigroup
  • Shaquita Ogletree, Policy and Youth Advocacy Coordinator, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC)
  • The Honorable Velma Tilley, Judge, Bartow County Juvenile Court

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View the presentation handouts (Bolt)

View the presentation handouts (Ogletree)

Understanding Legal Guardianship

September 30, 2015

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Deborah Burrus, Permanency Director, GA Department of Family and Children Services
  • Richard Highsmith, Special Assistant Attorney General, Rabun County and Lumpkin Count DFCS
  • Ashley Willcott, Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, Executive Director, Office of the Child Advocate for the Protection of Children

View the video presentation Part 1

View the video presentation Part 2

View the video presentation Part 3

View Powerpoint presentation slides (Burrus)

View handouts (Burrus)

View Powerpoint presentation slides (Highsmith)

View Powerpoint presentation slides (Willcott)

View handouts (Willcott)

Transitioning Foster Youth to Successful Adulthood

May 20, 2015

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Facilitator: 

  • Temika W. Murry, Managing Attorney, DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center
Panelists:
  • Carmen C. Callaway, Director, DFCS Community Programs
  • Nia I. Cantey, Georgia ILP Program Manager
  • Kathleen A. Edwards, State of Georgia Independent Living Specialist-DeKalb County
  • Mitzie Smith, Child Welfare Programs and Policy Manager, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

View the video presentation Part 1

View the video presentation Part 2

View Chapter 13 slides presentation

View DFCS Community Programs slides presentation

Discretionary Appeals from Juvenile Court - TPR Cases

April 21, 2015

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Tom C. Rawlings, Child Welfare Law Specialist, McMilllan & Rawlings, LLP

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View the video presentation Part 1

View the video presentation Part 2

Confidentiality, Transparency, and Accountability

December 4, 2014

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Howard Davidson, Director, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact

November 21, 2014

Presenters:

  • The Honorable Steven Teske (at approximately 12:00 mark)
    Chief Judge, Clayton County Juvenile Court
    Co-Chair, Oversight and Implementation Committee
    Georgia Commission on Criminal Justice Reform
  • Deputy Commissioner Carl Brown (at approximately 1:14:29 mark)
    Division of Community Services
    Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Assistant Deputy Commissioner Diana Aspinwall (at approximately 1:30 mark)
    Division of Community Services
    Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

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Dissecting a Child Welfare Case

October 28, 2014

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Moderator: 

  • Richard Griffiths, Senior Editorial Director, CNN
Panelists:
  • The Honorable Bradley Boyd, Chief Judge, Fulton County Juvenile Court
  • Jeffrey Brown, Director, GA DFCS Central CPS Intake Section
  • Temika J. Bryant, MD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Valerie Condit, MSW, Roswell High School
  • Ursula M. Davis, MA, LPSC, Director, GA DFCS System of Care Section
  • Diana Rugh Johnson, Esq.,
  • Ashley Willcott, JD, Director, Office of the Child Advocate

View Part 1 of the video (presentation begins at approx. 1:56 mark)

View Part 2 of the video

Open Adoptions 2014

September 5, 2014

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Moderator: 

  • Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver
Panelists:
  • The Honorable R. Michael Key, Judge, Troup Co. Juvenile Court
    Deborah Burrus, Permanency Director, Division of Family and Children Services
    Lila Newberry Bradley, Adoption Attorney, Claiborne & Fox, LLC
    Leslie Pate MacKinnon, LCSW, Adoption Counselor
    Susan Gage, Foster/Adoptive Mother

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The Stigma of Foster Care

July 9, 2014

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Moderator: 

  • Terry Walsh, Esq.

Panelists:  EmpowerMEnt Group

  • Lourdes Aguilar
  • Chase Chitwood
  • Brittany Myers
  • Frances Smith-Ross

With Sarah Bess Hudson, EmpowerMEnt Facilitator

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Open Juvenile Courts

April 24, 2014

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • The Honorable Lane Bearden, Gordon County Juvenile Court
  • The Honorable Bradley Boyd, Fulton County Juvenile Court
  • The Honorable Deitra Burney-Butler, Clayton County Juvenile Court

Moderator:

  • Ashley Willcott, JD, CWLA, Director, Office of the Child Advocate for the Protection of Children

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View the slide presentation

Redaction of Child Welfare Records

January 31, 2014

Opening Remarks:

  • The Honorable Jason Deal

Panelists:

  • Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Tom Rawlings, Child Welfare Attorney
  • Rachel King, General Counsel, Georgia Department of Human Services

Moderator:

  • Melissa D. Carter, Executive Director, Barton Child Law and Policy Center.

View the recorded presentation video

Addressing Disparities to Elminate Disproportionate Minority Contact - Part 1

November 13, 2013

This is a special presentation sponsored by the Barton Child Law and Policy Center, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

Presenters:

  • Joe Vignati, Juvenile Justice Administrator, GOCF
  • The Honorable Steve Teske, Juvenile Court Judge, Clayton County
  • The Honorable Elliott Shoenthal, Juvenile Court Judge, Dekalb County
  • Stephen Reba, Director, Appeal for Youth Clinic, Barton Child Law & Policy Center

View the presentations

View "GA's Juvenile Reform and Impact on DMC" (PowerPoint Presentation in .pdf format)

View "When Did Making Adults Mad Become a Crime?" (PowerPoint Presentation in .pdf format)

Follow-up Webinar: youtube.com/user/elsclasstech No login or subscription is required to view the video.

Addressing Disparities to Eliminate Disproportionate Minority Contact - Part 2

December 11, 2013

The conversation continues from the November 13th program. Hosted by the Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF), in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Education, the Barton Center is pleased to present the following speakers:

  • Katie Jo Ballard, Executive Director, GOCF
  • The Honorable Tom Rawlings, McMillan & Rawlings, LLP
  • Chris Thomas, Assistant Director, Office of Training, DJJ
  • Aakeem Woodard, Consultant, The Bridge
  • Joe Vignati, Justice Division Administrator, GOCF

View the recorded presentation (Begins at 3:21 mark)
View Judge Rawlings' slides
View Chris Thomas' slides

Child Hearsay in Georgia

November 5, 2013

Visiting Scholar In Practice:

  • The Honorable Gerald Bruce, Juvenile Court Judge, Enotah Judicial Circuit

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Children in Need of Services

September 26, 2013

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • The Honorable Tom Rawlings, MacMillan & Rawlings, LLP

View the recorded presentation

View Judge Rawlings slides

View LIPT Identifiers document

View Community Care Plan document

Juvenile Code Revision: Delinquency & Competency

August 6, 2013

Scholar in Practice:

  • Professor Randee J. Waldman, Barton Juvenile Defender Center, Emory University School of Law

View Professor Waldman's slides

View the recorded presentation

Juvenile Code Revision: Dependency & TPR

July 24, 2013

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Stephany L. Zaic, Esq., Special Assistant Attorney General, NACC Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist

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View Zaic's slides

Juvenile Code Revision: An Overview

May 14, 2013

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Jen Carreras, Esq., Child Welfare Law Specialist
  • Ashley Wilcott, Esq., Child Welfare Law Specialist

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View the slides

Child's Right to Counsel

April 16, 2013

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Willie J. Lovett, Jr., JD, LL.M., Dekalb County Juvenile Court Judge, Child Welfare Law Specialist
  • Trenny Stovall, J.D., Director, Dekalb County Child Advocacy Center
  • Aimee E. Stowe, J.D. Appellate Attorney, Dekalb County Child Advocacy Center

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View the slides

Evidence Code of Georgia Revised

November 30, 2012

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Professor Paul Milich, JD, Georgia State University College of Law

View the video presentation

View an excerpt from Georgia Evidence Essentials in pdf format

Square-Peg Teens in Round-Hole Families & Facilities

February 15, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Pat O'Brien, M.S.W.

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HIPAA Law

March 15, 2011

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Peggy Brockington, Esq.
  • Bryan Tyson, Esq.

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View the Powerpoint slides

Collateral Consequences of Our Current Criminal Justice System

April 21, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Doug Ammar, Esq.

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Georgia Special Education Law and Kids in Foster Care

June 16, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Craig Goodmark, Esq.

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Legalization Remedies for Undocumented Children

July 20, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Rebeca Salmon, Esq.

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View the Powerpoint slides

Pregnancy Prevention for Teens in Foster Care - Law and Policies

July 20, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • Taylor I. Dudley, Postgraduate Law Fellow, Barton Child Law and Policy Center

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View the Powerpoint slides

Indian Child Welfare Act

September 27, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • The Honorable Lisa M. Mantz, Newton County Juvenile Court
  • Nealie McCormick, Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns

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Reinstatement of Parental Rights

October 4, 2011

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • The Honorable J. Lane Bearden
  • Elinor Portivent, Esq.
  • Brent Erwin, Esq.

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View the Powerpoint slides

Concurrent Planning

November 18, 2011

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • The Honorable Sandra Miller
  • Barbara Burnley
  • Angie Chandler
  • Amy Mobley
  • Julie York

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Implementation of Open Courts

January 27, 2010

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • The Honorable Britt Hammond, Toombs Judicial Circuit
  • The Honorable Velma Tilley, Bartow County Juvenile Court

View Part 1 of the video presentation

View Part 2 of the video presentation

View the Powerpoint slides

Reasonable Efforts Through Effective Case Planning

March 3, 2010

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • The Honorable R. Michael Key, Troup County Juvenile Court

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View Part 2 of the presentation

View Part 3 of the presentation

View the Powerpoint slides

Reducing Child Maltreatment through SafeCare

September 1, 2010

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

  • John R. Lutzker, PhD, National SafeCare Training and Research Center, Georgia State University School of Public Health

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Child and Family Services Review

October 8, 2010

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Andrew Barclay, MS
  • Isabel Blanco, MA
  • Christopher Church, JD

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A Trauma Informed Approach to Children in State Custody

December 9, 2010

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

  • Dr. Brent Wilson
  • Grady Jenkins, Jr.
  • Edward Washington

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