"Smart mouth bitch," her momma screamed at her. "You've backed talked me for the last time."
Maggie was devastated. Her little one had been molested, little doubt about that. That was awful, terrible, soul crushing, but DFCS was blaming her husband. She just knew he would never do such a thing. He loved that little girl more than life itself. He was a devoted daddy. Maggie couldn't have asked for Devin to be a more stand up guy when their baby was born. Devin couldn't do such a thing.
In Juvenile Law, the stories of children that DFCS has allowed to be murdered are more numerous than can be counted. DFCS received a report. They came out to the house. They spoke with the parents. Within a week the child was dead. Why didn't DFCS do anything about it?
In Juvenile Law, the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services ("DFCS") has a Herculean task, to protect children who are being abused or neglected. There is no doubt that their mission is noble; there is little quarrel that their goal is just; but their execution of their mission and goal all too often falls so short that their conduct descends into the realm of the shocking, frightening and even horrific.