Sunset  What if your ex NEVER should have custody of your child?  Georgia law provides that the surviving parent is entitled to custody when one parent dies.  O.C.G.A. Section 19-9-2.  However, the statute also says that the judge may exercise discretion and Read More


couple photo DS All too often, friends and family miss signs of family violence in their loved ones.  The Georgia Commission on  Family Violence has created a family violence screening tool for health care providers.  This health care protocol is a useful educational resource for anyone wanting Read More


REPORT CHILD ABUSE.  GEORGIA LAW REQUIRES IT.  Georgia law requires that persons with responsibility for a child or children shall report child abuse when there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused.  Churches all over Georgia Read More

“Run, Hide, Fight” new video

I just watched the video, “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT”, on the Cobb County Juvenile Court website.  It is brief and it is very informative.  For schools, churches, and all workplaces, it is good to have a resource like this and use Read More


Safe Sanctuary Insights Greetings and welcome to Safe Sanctuary Insights, a monthly eNews filled with expert advice, articles, commentary and announcements relating to the important mission of keeping our members, visitors and staff safe in our churches and nonprofits ministries. Read More

Georgia Child Abuse Reporting Law for your Church

Georgia has a new Child Abuse Reporting Statute that became effective July 1, 2012. Every church needs to know what our new law includes and how it effects our ministries with children and youth. The new law is found in Read More

Guilty Sentence for Child Endangerment

Recently, Monsignor William Lynn of the Roman Catholic Church was sentenced to a term of up to six years after being convicted of child endangerment.  This child abuse conviction represents the first time a U.S. Catholic clergy person has been Read More

Punitive Damages Awarded in Church Child Abuse Case

Punitive damages awarded in church child abuse case – this verdict is indeed stunning!  According to news reports, in this June 15th decision,  the jury found that the elders in the local congregation followed a denominational policy that prohibited them from sharing information Read More

Georgia’s New Child Abuse Reporting Law

Georgia has a new Child Abuse Reporting Statute and it takes effect July 1, 2012.  Every church needs to know what our new law includes and how it effects our ministries with children and youth. The new law is found Read More

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