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Georgia’s Cold Case Project: Improving Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

PROGRAMS THAT WORK

GALAA is proud to share this article from the ABA Child Law Practice on a Georgia program that is improving outcomes for children.

 

 

"“T” suffered severe trauma and abuse at the hands of her parents start- ing at a young age. She entered foster care at age six and, although foster care brought her safety, it did not bring her stability and recovery. She bounced from home to home and then to institutional care, picking up multiple diagnoses and being treated with various psychotropic drugs that did not always match the diagnoses. At age 13, she seemed destined to spend her youth and adulthood in institutional isolation. In any state foster care system, there are many children like her."

 

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