Message from Executive Director Jay Neal
In light of recent concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety, the Governor’s office has instructed all state agencies to suspend non-essential training, beginning March 12, 2020.
Statewide Screening Tool
Statewide Screening Tool for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in Georgia
The Statewide Screening Tool for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation was created in partnership with Georgia Cares and the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The tool was peer reviewed by a group of state partners and organizations. This tool will equip communities across Georgia to appropriately respond to suspicion of DMST/CSEC by utilizing the tool as a guide to identify victims and refer them to Georgia Cares for services.
The Statewide Screening Tool will ultimately improve the identification of victims and expedite access to services and care. Additionally, a statewide tool will improve cross-system communication regarding data collection and the number of sexually exploited and trafficked youth in Georgia.
As the single, statewide victim services agency, Georgia Cares facilitates services to meet the needs and dimensions of a child’s wellbeing. Access to the Statewide Screening Tool is available through most state agency websites as well as Georgia Cares’ website at http://www.gacares.org/make_a_referral.html.