Children's Cabinet Press Releases

  • On behalf of April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, First Lady Sandra Deal and Director Katie Jo Ballard visited the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center as well as the Rainbow House Child Advocacy Center in Clayton County. Sexual assault is one of the nation’s most underreported crimes, with an estimated 60% of incidents going unreported. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and spread prevention education to put an end to this serious crime.

  • The Governor's Office for Children and Families is pleased to announce the Grand Prize videos for the Reel Change GA Statewide Video Competition will air this week in movie theaters across the State! The videos were also aired on cable television this past weekend. 

  • The Governor’s Office for Children and Families, in partnership with Department of Human Services, is pleased to offer a Request for Proposal (RFP) to implement First Steps Georgia in communities. The mission of First Steps Georgia is to provide universal support services for all expectant parents and for all families with children ages birth to five within the early maternal and childhood systems framework called Great Start Georgia.

  • First Lady Deal and the Georgia Children’s Cabinet visited the Junior Achievement Discovery Center in the World Congress Center to celebrate the Cabinet’s May Youth Employment Month. Youth Employment Month supports programs that prepare Georgia’s youth for the workforce from summer jobs, CPR training, and volunteering. The Junior Achievement Discovery Center is a special program that is a financial literacy and work readiness education program that partners with Georgia businesses to provide 6th through 8th grade students a simulated work experience to learn about finances and careers.

  • Registration for the 2nd annual Georgia After School & Youth Development Conference is now open! This year's conference will focus on research-based best practices and will provide information, tools and resources that are framed by the Georgia After School & Youth Development Quality Standards.

  • Atlanta, GA – To celebrate June Parent Engagement Month, First Lady Deal and the Georgia Children’s Cabinet kicked off the SPLASH Georgia water safety campaign with a fun water safety event on Monday, June 16th at the Freight Depot Plaza.

  • On behalf of the Georgia Children’s Cabinet’s campaign for Immunization Awareness month, First Lady Sandra Deal, Cabinet members and legislators visited Georgia hospitals this week as part of a statewide tour to discuss the importance of childhood immunizations with new mothers and fathers.

  • Fayetteville, GA - On Thursday, August 14th, First Lady Sandra Deal and the Georgia Children's Cabinet supported Juvenile Justice Month by visiting the Fayette County Justice Center. The Justice Center's youth-outreach program, Think For a Change (T4AC), was discussed by a wide range of attendees, as well as the progress being made as a result of the Governor’s juvenile justice reinvestment grants. Speakers at the event included the Honorable Ben J. Miller Jr., the presiding judge, Helen Trouth, program manager at the Department of Juvenile Justice, Dr.

  • Newnan, GA - On Thursday, August 21st, First Lady Sandra Deal, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and the Georgia Children's Cabinet supported Juvenile Justice Month by visiting the Coweta County Justice Center. The Justice Center implemented a series of programs with the help of Governor Deal’s juvenile justice reform incentive grants in an effort to reach out to at-risk youths in the area.

  • LOCUST GROVE (September 4, 2014) – At Bethlehem Elementary, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal and Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., today announced that Health Empowers YOU!, a grant program designed to improve children’s activity levels and health during the school day, produced successful results throughout the 2013-2014 school year. The findings of this program informed Georgia SHAPE’s new Power Up for 30 program.

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