Department Summary – DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center
The DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center (DCCAC) was created in 2003, to ensure adequate legal representation for abused and neglected children. The DCCAC is the first child advocate attorney’s office in Georgia to function independently from a Juvenile Court system. Since opening, the department has represented more than 4,500 child-clients. The DCCAC is staffed by attorneys, investigators, and paralegals, who investigate allegations of abuse, represent the best interests of child-clients in deprivation cases and provide ongoing case management and oversight for as long as children remain under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court.