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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.

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  • Juvenile Court GAL-Attorney Training Seminar

    SAVE THE DATE
    Statewide training seminar geared for Juvenile Court Attorney-GALs will be held on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at the State Bar of Georgia and broadcast live to locations in Savannah, Tifton and Forsyth.  Space is limited and additional venues may open as needed.  This training is approved by the Office of the Child Advocate and will apply for 7.5 CLE credit hours, including 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism. 

    Topics will include:
    A View from the Bench:  Judicial Expectations when Appointing GALs
    The impact of Corporal Punishment on Child Development
     How to Interview Children
    New Code Requirements and the Indian Child Welfare Act
    Panel Discussion:  The Importance of Educational Stability

    The full agenda and registration information will be made available at www.parentattorney.org under the Training Tab.
     

  • Attorney General appoints Camila Wright as Special Prosecutor for Child Sex Trafficking
  • Please click here for information on NACC Child Welfare Law Certification
  • 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.