Georgia’s child advocate, Tonya Boga, criticized by some child protection professionals as a weak watchdog over the state’s child welfare system, has resigned. Her departure comes amid scrutiny of the state’s role in failing to prevent the recent deaths of two children despite warnings that they were at risk.
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In March, 2012, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Tonya Boga, the state child advocate, was held to be ineffectual by many in the child welfare field. In a series of exclusive reports this year, the AJC has documented epic failings in the state’s child protection system.