Since opening our doors in 1987, has helped over 15,000 children, offering a safe haven for abused children, providing long-term psychological treatment to victims and their families, and assisting in the investigation of abuse cases. All services are offered at no cost to children age 17 and under who reside, or were abused, in DeKalb and Fulton County. Since 2006, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and statewide facilitators have trained nearly 115,000 adults across Georgia to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children program.
In 2014, the Georgia Center:
- Provided 624 forensic interviews of children alleged to be victims of physical, sexual abuse,commercial sexual exploitation, or children who witnessed violence;
- Conducted 820 therapy sessions;
- Provided training to 412 Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) case workers and employees, in DFCS offices throughout Georgia, 4 week long Child First Forensic Interview Trainings and 1 Advanced Children First 3-day Forensic Interview Training to professionals from other agencies;
- Trained 16,304 adults in the Stewards of Children program to better protect children from sexual abuse through our collective family of facilitators across the state of Georgia.