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Nominations for the 2022 Hines Awards for excellence in the field of child welfare are now open. Please click here for more information.
The Office of the Child Advocate oversees Georgia's Child Welfare System by providing case evaluation and assistance, policy and practice consulting, education and advocacy.
Certain professionals, such as physicians and school teachers, are legally required to report suspected child abuse.
Lean how to identify child abuse and understand your role in reporting with our free online training for mandatory reporters.
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) encourages you to make a report to the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
Georgia law requires each county to have a Protocol to be used in investigating and prosecuting cases arising from alleged child abuse and sexual exploitation. Our office provides training and assistance in developing those protocols.