Under Georgia’s DFCS Manual they Define the Act of Deprivation as:

My Daughter Alice Samantha Thomason was alledgely charged with Deprivation,
according to the list below she committed none of those claims. Her children were no deprived, they had a home, a warm bed, food in their stomach and clothes on their backs. At no time were her children deprived – However Jackson County DFCS listened to unreliable informants and she is now fighting for her children. Jackoson County Georgia is very depressed economically and DFCS needed the 12,000.00 they received through federal funding throuh Title IV to fill their coffers.

Under the Georgia Constitution, the superior court system has exclusive
jurisdiction over all divorce actions. Ga. Const. 1983, Art. VI, §IV, ¶ I. As a result, some
confusion often arises when deprivation is alleged in a custody battle between the
child’s parents. Juvenile courts will not accept a deprivation petition filed by one parent
against another because it is most likely an attempt to gain custody of the child by
bypassing a more stringent standard of proof necessary to modify a custody award. In
the Interest of W.W.W., 213 Ga. App. 732 (1994). All deprivation proceedings arising
between the child’s parents must be originally filed in superior court. If the superior court
judge determines that the deprivation proceeding is not a custody dispute in disguise,
the judge will transfer the deprivation issues to the juvenile court for adjudication. In the
Interest of M.A. et al., Children, 218 Ga. App. 433 (1995). Thus, during the investigation
of an allegation of deprivation, it is possible that the caseworker will have some contact
with the superior court system as well.
B. Definition of Deprivation
The code lists four circumstances in which a child can be considered “deprived”.
When the child:
1. is without proper parental care or control, subsistence, education as required by
law, or other care or control necessary for his physical, mental, or emotional
health or morals;
2. has been placed for care or adoption in violation of the law;
3. has been abandoned by his parents or other legal custodian; or
4. is without a parent, guardian, or custodian.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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