Georgia agency dismissed report of girl abused

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 8:26 AM
Last updated 7:31 PM
  • Follow Latest News

ATLANTA — Georgia’s child protection agency dismissed a report that a girl was abused before her emaciated, burned body was found Saturday in a trash bin.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Division of Family and Children Services dismissed a report last year that Emani Moss had been beaten with a belt. It did not send caseworkers to interview the girl, examine her injuries or question her parents.

Agency officials concluded the beatings were corporal punishment and ended the case despite four previous maltreatment investigations involving the child.

Emani’s death and a separate fatality involving a 12-year-old boy have prompted DFCS to re-examine hundreds of cases that were closed with little or no investigation.

DFCS Director Sharon Hill said her goal is to make sure such an incident doesn’t happen again.

Comments (7) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Red Headed Step Child
4496
Points
Red Headed Step Child 11/08/13 - 10:30 am
3
0
There's a special place in

There's a special place in hell for people that treat others like this...

Sweet son
11763
Points
Sweet son 11/08/13 - 01:10 pm
4
0
Sorry the child lost her life but there is a deeper more serious

problem with DFCS and their ineptness. In action or inappropriate action caused this death and the death of the toddler who drowned in a nearby swimming pool in Columbia County. Personal connection to the CC event made me know that a good loving couple was ready to take this child but DFCS placed her in a home that was not suitable for her or anyone who couldn't fend for themselves.

Some activist group needs to call that State agency to task and run off as many as they can and start again.

Sadly the 'new' employees won't be any better!

asclemmons
4
Points
asclemmons 11/08/13 - 02:13 pm
2
0
little girl

yes dfcs is a sinking ship and it's going down really fast. It's just a matter of time, I just hope it doesn't take too many children down when it goes.

SB3
3934
Points
SB3 11/08/13 - 02:15 pm
6
0
Sad

Seems like they stick their noses in when they want to harass good parents and ignore situations like this. Their priorities look to be governed by their whims. I've never been involved with them on a personal level, but I've seen their work on a professional level for years. I always cringe when they get involved because I can count on them complicating things beyond recognition instead of simply doing their job.

nocnoc
49696
Points
nocnoc 11/08/13 - 03:23 pm
3
0
A common Blogger Joking comment in Atlanta on DFCS

The joke (not provable) is Wayne Williams said:

"DFCS has killed more kids than I have."

seenitB4
98637
Points
seenitB4 11/09/13 - 06:28 am
3
0
32 pounds

The report said the child weighed 32 pounds.....a 10 year ole girl.....I can't post what the parents need done to them.....this was in Gwinnett county & a fairly nice area......we just never know what goes on in the house beside us.

CobaltGeorge
177047
Points
CobaltGeorge 11/09/13 - 08:03 am
3
1
WHAT HAS HAPPENED AMERICA??

I never heard of anything as gross as this during the time I was growing up -- 1940 -1960. (Something really got screwed up in America between 1960 & 2013). We now even have a so called President that is saying "everything is just perfect"!

Back to Top
loading...
Search Augusta jobs