Children, Families, and the Courts
The Office of Children, Families, and the Courts supports court system initiatives and partnerships that improve outcomes for Georgia's most vulnerable citizens – children, the elderly, victims of domestic violence, and families seeking child support. It includes the Commission on Family Violence, the Child Support Collaborative Project, the Committee on Justice for Children. A combination of state, federal and private funds finance this work.
The Office of Communications develops and implements a public relations plan for the JC/AOC. Staff can answer questions from judges, court personnel, media, criminal justice agencies, and the general public about courts across Georgia. This office also oversees the production of print and digital publicaitons. Click here for more about Communications.
- Child Support Collaborative
The Child Support Collaborative is an interagency agreement between the AOC and Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) of the Department of Human Services to address child support issues of mutual concern. A major role is training, education, and assignment to the AOC of the DCSS's statutory responsibility to staff the Child Support Commission. Click here for the Child Support Collaborative website
- Commission on Family Violence (GCFV)
The Commission on Family Violence was created in 1992 by the state legislature to develop a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia. In addition to state planning, GCFV’s primary functions include local task force development, policy analysis, training, and certification and monitoring of family violence intervention programs. Click here for the Commission on Family Violence website
- Justice for Children (J4C)
The mission of the Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children (J4C) is to improve court processes for abused and neglected children. J4C was created in 1995 and is funded by federal Court Improvement Project grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click here for the Justice for Children website