Child Abuse

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The Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia will review all records of potential child abuse in the Catholic church.

In a decision announced Wednesday, the council, which represents the state’s district attorneys and solicitor-general offices, said it will take a look at all files, documents, and reports dealing with child abuse from the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah.

Millions of Americans are teetering on the brink of poverty, according to a new report from Prosperity Now that says 40 percent of all U.S. households – and 57 percent of households of color – could be knocked over the edge by one unexpected medical expense, lost paycheck or job loss.

That financial instability is mirrored in housing insecurity, and, while homelessness in Atlanta is on the decline, Fulton County remains by far the highest among the national benchmark counties, according to the Department for Housing and Urban Development. 

 


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State lawmakers are hoping to bring changes to homeschool reporting in Georgia. This, after two children were found dead and buried behind their family's home in Effingham County.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, we look back on the life on one of Georgia’s most famous political figures, Zell Miller, who passed away Friday.  Also, as the legislative clock winds down to Sine Die, powerful interests are working to block a bill its sponsor says will broaden legal remedies for victims of childhood sexual abuse.  Plus, how are Georgia’s cities faring in this year’s session?

Panelists:

AJC Lead Political Writer Jim Galloway

Former Zell Miller Chief of Staff Keith Mason