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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.

Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse

January 29, 2013

Every day, older adults suffer from abuse, neglect and exploitation. All have devastating and life-threatening consequences yet go undetected, under-recognized and underreported.

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.

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence

September 27, 2012

A partnership between the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the 2012 Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence aims to educate Georgians about the best methods of prevention for and response to a widely unreported crime.