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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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The United States Department of Justice has filed a Statement of Interest in the Southern Center for Human Rights lawsuit regarding delinquency representation in Cordele. The language strongly supports children's right to representation. For example:

"Case law, practical experience, and scientific research compel the conclusion that children are entitled to procedural safeguards that acknowledge their vulnerability...."


"At all of these stages, the vulnerable juvenile client faces processes overwhelming to most adults, and accordingly, must have an advocate who can guide them in terms they can understand through a relationship built on trust. Every child who faces the loss of liberty must be represented from the time of arrest through the disposition of their case by an attorney with the skills necessary to zealously advocate their interests."

You can read the full statement here.

"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: 706-546-8902


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