Special Efforts Being Made in Georgia to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
To prevent and reduce child abuse and fatalities in Georgia, a new mobile app called GaCFR was launched by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in collaboration with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and the State Office of the Child Advocate. A study conducted by the Georgia Child Fatality Review Program, which evaluates all injury-related, sleep-related and unexpected or suspicious deaths involving children under 18 years old, found that more than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented. The GaCFR app is designed to be a quick resource for families, caregivers, support agencies and law enforcement agencies. Within the app are links to report missing children, information about reporting abuse, investigative checklists and a host of other resources.