Steve Collins has been Regional Coordinator for Region 2 since June of 2011. Prior to his work with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Steve worked with an international mission agency. He left this agency to start a non-profit called Adults Protecting Children, Inc. in order to devote his full time to the prevention of child sexual abuse. Steve’s work in his non-profit made him the perfect fit to serve as our first Regional Coordinator. He currently lives in Hall County with his wife, Karen. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Region 2 includes Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties. Nine of the thirteen counties have reached tipping point. This means 5% of the adults in the county have been trained as Stewards of Children. Lumpkin and Rabun counties have trained over 15% of their adult population. Two additional counties are expected to reach tipping point in the next year. The region as a whole has reached that 5% tipping point mark with over 28,400 people trained but this is a secondary goal. The primary goal is to have each county reach tipping point.