July 2013

Judicial Council Actions

The Judicial Council met at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta on April 12, 2013. With a backdrop of dinosaur skeletons and artifacts, Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein called the meeting to order.  Approximately 50 guests were in attendance.
 

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2013 Accountability Courts Conference

Participants at the 9th Annual Accountability Court Conference crowded into the welcoming ceremony on May 20 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. More than 640 attendees were on hand as Chief Judge Brenda S. Weaver, Superior Courts, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, and Judge Frank Jordan, Superior Courts, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit made their welcoming remarks.
 

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Georgia Hosts National Juvenile Conference

On April 16-18, 2013, Georgia hosted a National Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Conference that was sponsored by the Annie E. Casey foundation at the Hilton in downtown Atlanta.  Over 500 people attended, including seven Juvenile Court Georgia judges and their JADI teams.  
 

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Data sharing to benefit Georgia’s deprived children

Judges in child deprivation cases now have a more complete picture of foster children who come before them thanks to the Georgia Department of Education (DOE).   The DOE became the third state agency to contribute to the Court Process Reporting System (CPRS). 
 
CPRS is shared database between the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and the judicial branch for child deprivation cases.  

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