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Georgia unanimously adopts critical reform for foster kids

Georgia Governor Kemp signed into law today a unanimous reform to help kids in foster care by permitting relatives and foster caregivers to participate in court proceedings. 

"A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Juvenile Code, so as to provide for enhanced notice to and improved participation of foster, preadoptive, and relative caregivers in certain hearings; to provide for the court's consideration of issues relevant to a child's placement, care, well-being, and permanency raised by such persons; to require certain findings be made by the court; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes."

Read the Bill here.