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Finding Correctional Facilities in Georgia

August 22, 2013

Georgia houses hundreds of correctional facilities--jails, prisons, juvenile, county, state, etc. Discover how you can find the one you're looking for.

How to be Safe with Fireworks

July 1, 2013

Other than sparklers, fireworks are currently illegal in Georgia(§ 25-10-2). However, if you are traveling outside of Georgia to shoot fireworks, it's good to be aware of basic safety tips.

Searching for Offenders

June 21, 2013

The Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia Bureau of Investigation can help you track incarcerated and released offenders.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Signed By Governor Deal

April 30, 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.

Attorney General Supports Campaign to Curb Human Trafficking

April 4, 2013

In March 2011, a mother and father were sentenced to prison for pimping out their 14-year-old daughter to a used car salesman in lieu of making their $281 car payment. The 66-year-old used car salesman was also sent to prison.

Report Highlights Domestic Violence Fatalities

April 3, 2013

Over the past 10 years, the Fatality Review Project has recorded the deaths of more than 1,200 Georgians due to domestic violence.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Passes the House

March 25, 2013

In a 146-17 vote the Georgia House of Representatives passed SB 136, a measure to lower the legal intoxication limit for boaters and hunters.

New App Takes Guesswork Out Of Auto Accidents

March 20, 2013

Georgia's Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens recommends a new free mobile app for Georgians to help you if you've been in an automobile accident.

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.