Welcome to the website for Georgia's Office of the Child Advocate. We are here to provide the public and policymakers with the advice, research, data, resources, and assistance they need to ensure our state’s at-risk and foster children are safe and sound, preferably in the places they already call home.
The OCA 2014 Annual Report is available. To view report click here
The 2014 Annual Report for the Cold Case Project is available. Click here to view the report.
The 2015 Child Support Conference will occur on November 5, 2015 to November 6, 2015. Please click here for more information on the conference.
The Adoptive/Foster Parent Association of Georgia (AFPAG) will have it's annual conference from February 26, 2016 to February 28,2016. Please click here to view their flyer for additional details.
Please click here to view a video of Toni, a foster child recently featured on Wednesday's child.
Juvenile Court Peer Review Project
Pursuant to a contract between the State of Georgia Department of Human Services (“DHS”) and the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts, a team of Child Welfare Law Specialists conducted a Peer Review Project in Georgia’s Juvenile Courts. As fully supported by DHS, the goal of the project was to provide quality improvement of the legal representation of children in Georgia’s dependency cases pursuant to the State’s new Juvenile Code and pursuant to guidelines outlined in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Please click here to read the project report.
Juvenile Court GAL-Attorney Training Seminar
A Comprehensive Approach to Serving as Juvenile Court GAL
Through collaboration among GPDSC, Office of the Child Advocate, DeKalb County Juvenile Court, DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center, and the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children, this training seminar geared for Juvenile Court Attorney-GALs was recorded and is now available for on-demand viewing. This training is approved by the Office of the Child Advocate. Please click here to view the recorded seminar.
Attorney General appoints Camila Wright as Special Prosecutor for Child Sex Trafficking
New Phone Numbers for Child Support Services- 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347) or online at www.dcss.dhs.georgia.gov / Division of Aging Services, 1-866-55AGING (1-866-552-4464)./ For other assistance Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) can continue to call 1-877-423-4746 or www.dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov.