Georgia Code Annotated § 16-5-70 treats only “cruelty to children” as a criminal offense—Georgia does not have a specific endangerment law that covers lack of supervision.
Georgia Code Ann. § 15-11-2(48)(A) defines neglect as the failure to provide proper parental care or control. Section (B) provides that neglect includes the failure to provide a child with adequate supervision necessary for such child’s well-being.
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Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.
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