Jenkins v. Walker, S10A0907
*All courts mentioned are at the state level.
- Father claimed that DFACS improperly placed him on child abuse registry after he entered a safety plan with Mother following allegations of child abuse.
- Safety plans are not agreements that may be enforced by DFACS; they are merely suggestions designed to prevent need for DFACS to take custody of the children who are subject to the plan.
- Since safety plans are not enforceable, DHS requested that the trial court not incorporate the plan but instead make an independent finding with regard to the custody of the children.
- Because the child abuse registry was struck down by State v. Jackson 269 Ga. 308 (1998), Father’s claims were misplaced.