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IMPACT OF LEGISLATION/POLICY actually place more children per capita into foster care. Studies such as these allow local juvenile court judges, agency personnel, and child advocates to see where they stand in comparison to other counties and find ways to improve outcomes for local children who have suffered abuse and neglect. The table provides a sample of the study's results. The committee's aim, Willcott says, is to "take a deep dive into the real issues faced by the juvenile court judges and focus on statewide outcomes to ensure that every child who suffers abuse and neglect has access to services needed." ■ Tom Rawlings is an attorney with McMillan and Rawlings, LLP, where his practice includes providing legal and policy advice to state and local government. He also serves as the attorney for Washington County. He was appointed to serve as the first full-time juvenile Court judge for Georgia's Middle Circuit. Prior to starting his own firm, he held many positions in which he worked with children and families including an appointment as Georgia's State Child Advocate under former Governor Sonny Perdue. He can be reached at (478) 552-2467 or trawlings@tomrawlings.com. Footnotes 3 OCGA § 15-11-103. 1 Formal adjudications - the juvenile equivalent of adult convictions - declined in Georgia's juvenile courts between 2011 and 2014 by almost 30%. Visit http://juveniledata.georgia.gov for data on Georgia's juvenile delinquency statutes. 4 OCGA § 15-11-103. 5 OCGA § 15-11-104. 6 The Project's latest report is available at http://cj4c. georgiacourts.gov/sites/default/files/Cold_Case_ Annual_Report_2015.pdf 2 Data on foster care populations is available at http:// fosteringcourtimprovement.org/ga/ Sell where people are buying Add your equipment to an upcoming Ritchie Bros. auction. Every Ritchie Bros. auction attracts a huge crowd of buyers from around the world. Sell your equipment and benefit from: ▸ All-inclusive service ▸ Flexible consignment options ▸ Expertise selling equipment and trucks ▸ Global marketing that targets buyers in your industry ▸ Competitive bidding, on site and online ▸ Sale & payment dates you can count on Call 1.855.331.5888 and ask about selling at our next big auction in Atlanta. Learn more at rbauction.com/sell 813204_Ritchie.indd 1 FALL 2016 www.accg.org 43 19/05/16 1:29 AM http://www.cj4c.georgiacourts.gov/sites/default/files/Cold_Case_Annual_Report_2015.pdf http://juveniledata.georgia.gov http://www.cj4c.georgiacourts.gov/sites/default/files/Cold_Case_Annual_Report_2015.pdf http://www.cj4c.georgiacourts.gov/sites/default/files/Cold_Case_Annual_Report_2015.pdf http://www.fosteringcourtimprovement.org/ga/ http://www.fosteringcourtimprovement.org/ga/ http://rbauction.com/sell http://www.rbauction.com/sell http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Fall 2016

President’s Message
Director’s Message
Shaping the Future for Georgia’s Airports
First Responder Wireless Network Readies for Next Steps
GASB 77 Tax Abatement Disclosures Reporting Requirements
Reforming Sales & Use Taxes for the Digital Age
Drones Take Flight: Opportunities and Challenges for Counties
Examining the Rise in Georgia’s Foster Care Cases
ACCG 2016 Legislative Service Awards
New Cities and Incorporation in Georgia: County Implications
Newton County Partners with Action Ministries, Inc. to Provide Hunger Relief
2016 Summer Georgia County Internship Program Highlights
Transparency and Accountability: Being Held to a Higher Standard
Recycling: Still a Win-Win for County Governments and Communities
2016 Legislative Leadership Conference Preview
Successfully Negotiating Service Delivery Strategy Agreements
DeKalb County Recognized for Innovative Procurement Practices by U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance
Reducing Risks: A Look at the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
Independent Contractor or County Employee?
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - President’s Message
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Director’s Message
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Shaping the Future for Georgia’s Airports
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - 13
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - First Responder Wireless Network Readies for Next Steps
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - GASB 77 Tax Abatement Disclosures Reporting Requirements
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Reforming Sales & Use Taxes for the Digital Age
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Drones Take Flight: Opportunities and Challenges for Counties
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Examining the Rise in Georgia’s Foster Care Cases
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - ACCG 2016 Legislative Service Awards
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - New Cities and Incorporation in Georgia: County Implications
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Newton County Partners with Action Ministries, Inc. to Provide Hunger Relief
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - 2016 Summer Georgia County Internship Program Highlights
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Transparency and Accountability: Being Held to a Higher Standard
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Recycling: Still a Win-Win for County Governments and Communities
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference Preview
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Successfully Negotiating Service Delivery Strategy Agreements
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - DeKalb County Recognized for Innovative Procurement Practices by U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Reducing Risks: A Look at the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Independent Contractor or County Employee?
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Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - News & Notes
Georgia County Government - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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