Since opening our doors in 1987, the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy has helped nearly 20,000 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 Counties. Since 2006, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and statewide facilitators have trained over 190,000 adults across Georgia to prevent child abuse and reduce childhood trauma through various programs and have begun to add new curricula aimed at addressing the ever-evolving needs of Georgia's children and families.
In 2021, the Georgia Center:
- Provided 671 forensic interviews of children alleged to be victims of physical, sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, or children who witnessed violence;
- Conducted 884 therapy sessions; Including 1,176 hours of life-saving trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy;
- Trained 11, 884 adults in a variety of Child Abuse Prevention curricula designed to better protect children from sexual abuse and child maltreatment across the state of Georgia through our family of trainers and facilitators.