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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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Check out the new report, "Shame on U.S.: Failings by All Three Branches of Our Federal Government Leave Abused and Neglected Children Vulnerable to Further Harm" from the Children's Advocacy Institute. The report:
  • Provides an overview of the scope and purpose of major child welfare laws as enacted by Congress, and to what extent current laws meet the needs of children;
  • Examines how the judicial branch has interpreted those laws;
  • Discusses to what extent the executive branch implements and enforces those laws;
  • Comments on the potential efficacy of each branch’s scope and reach;
  • Provides examples of shortcomings in all three branches with regard to their respective roles vis-à-vis the child welfare system;
  • Discusses issues where the purpose or intent of child welfare laws are being openly violated by some states; and
  • Calls for more robust activity from all three branches — and particularly enforcement by the executive branch charged with enforcing Congressional intent and, when necessary, withholding federal funding or imposing penalties where states are clearly not meeting minimum standards.

"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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