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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Abuse & Violence
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.
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.