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Children, Families, and the Courts

The Office of Children, Families, and the Courts supports court system projects that improve outcomes for Georgia's most vulnerable citizens – children, the elderly, victims of domestic violence, and families seeking child support. It includes the Commission on Family Violence, the Child Support Collaborative Project, the Committee on Justice for Children, and involves liaison to the Georgia Department of Human Services. A combination of federal, private foundation, and state funds finance this work.

  • Commission on Family Violence (GCFV)

    The Commission on Family Violence was created in 1992 by the state legislature to develop a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia. In addition to state planning, GCFV’s primary functions include local task force development, policy analysis, training, and certification and monitoring of family violence intervention programs. Read More

  • Child Support Collaborative Project

    The Child Support Collaborative Project is an interagency agreement between the AOC and Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) of the Department of Human Services to address child support issues of mutual concern. A major role is training, education, and assignment to the AOC of the DCSS's statutory responsibility to staff the Child Support Commission. Read More

  • Justice for Children (J4C)

    The mission of the Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children (J4C) is to improve court processes for abused and neglected children. J4C was created in 1995 and is funded by federal Court Improvement Project grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read More

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