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Welcome to the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children!

The Georgia Association of Counsel for Children (GACC) is a non-profit, membership association dedicated to:
-- advancing the legal rights
and interests of children,
--improving the representation of
 and outcomes for
children involved in juvenile court proceedings, and
--providing training and services for attorneys and other practitioners
 who work in juvenile court.

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A new report in Pediatrics finds "that children in foster care are in poor mental and physical health relative to children in the general population, children across specific family types, and children in economically disadvantaged families. Some differences are explained by adjusting for children’s demographic characteristics, and nearly all differences are explained by also adjusting for the current home environment. Additionally, children adopted from foster care, compared with children in foster care, have significantly higher odds of having some health problems." Read the report here.

Also, newly added to our Resources section is this guide for judges and lawyers in the child welfare system working with birth parents with trauma histories.


"Protecting children and promoting their well-being through excellence in courtroom advocacy."

GACC Logo - Home GACC is an affiliate of the National Association of Counsel for Children
Attn: Jane Okrasinski
145 Three Oaks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30607
Phone: 706-614-7792


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