My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Advocates for Bartow's Children, Inc., Cartersville, GA, USA
I will not be giving any more money to this organization until there are changes made at the Flowering Branch Children's Center. Yes, they have done incredible work in the community, but the problems with the center could be the apple that spoils the whole bunch. What bothers me is that I have been expecting a formal statement for a while now regarding all the news reports about a child being molested by another older child at the center, and they have been very tight-lipped. There are so many questions as to why they accepted a child that according to news reports many other homes would not accept and even though they were warned about how he could be a danger to others and himself, they did not protect the other children from him and the unthinkable happened. The biggest question is when this was reported to management at the center, why did they call the DFCS social worker and not the police? The news reports state that when the victim's mother was told by her son what happened over a phone call, she called the police.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Although it is a state law that they can call either the police or DFCS. I would like to see them make it a policy at Flowering Branch and other homes that when accusations of abuse are reported, the police are always called immediately. The DFCS social worker can also be called, but only after the report has been given to the police.
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