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The Legislative Process: SB 136 Signed By Governor Deal

May 1, 2013

At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

April 24, 2013

Georgia's Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services receives a report of child abuse every 15 minutes. Understanding the prevalence of child abuse and its prevention are important steps to decreasing child abuse in our communities and across the state.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Goes to the House

March 8, 2013

The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it a crime to pilot a boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and increase penalties for those caught boating drunk.

The Legislative Process: Boating Safety in Georgia

February 22, 2013

To combat several incidences of boating while intoxicated on Lake Lanier recently, Governor Nathan Deal and several state legislators are working to strengthen public safety on the waterways.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

Improving the Juvenile Justice System

December 28, 2012

The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians last week released its recommendations for saving money and reducing the number of repeat offenders within the juvenile justice system.

Talking to Your Child About Traumatic Events

December 18, 2012

When children experience a traumatic event, see or hear media coverage of it or overhear people talking about it, they can feel anxious, worried, or confused. Some children react right away, while others may show signs later.

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.