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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Public Safety
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.
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.
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.