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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Abuse & Violence

Georgia's School Safety Hotline

August 25, 2016

Georgia's Department of Education operates the nation's first state-funded, school safety hotline available for teachers, administrators, students and parents to use when they witness illegal or harmful activity. It's a great resource to ensure our children's safety at school.

Victim's Compensation and DUI Memorial Funds

August 18, 2016

If you've been affected by someone else's crime, you might be eligible for victim's compensation or memorial assistance. We can't "undo" the tragedy, but we can help get your life back on track.

Emojis Help Reach Teens

December 3, 2015

Learn about 2 recent public safety campaigns that center around emojis.

Bullies Come in All Shapes and Sizes

August 27, 2015

Talk to your kids about the effects of bullying. By keeping an open conversation, the better we can prevent bullying in schools.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Stay Alert

April 30, 2015

Learn more about how to prevent child abuse in Georgia.

Providing a “Safe Harbor” for Georgia’s Children

February 12, 2015

Senator Renee Unterman describes Senate Bill 8 and Senate Resolution 7 pertaining to sex trafficking in Georgia.

Help Prevent Child Abuse

April 3, 2014

Learn how you can help keep Georgia's children safe.

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.

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