Press Releases

23rd Annual Family Violence Conference set for Athens

September 6, 2017

ATLANTA - The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) will host its 23rd annual Statewide Family Violence Conference at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. The conference begins Sunday, September 10th and runs through Wednesday, September 13th. The theme of this year’s event is: Maintaining Our Momentum: Proven and Promising Practices to End Family Violence.

Georgia Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Groups Urge Lawmakers to Strengthen Family Violence Laws and Protect Victims

February 8, 2017

ATLANTA - Hundreds gathered at the Georgia State Capitol today to urge legislators to support a proposal by the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) which mirrors an existing federal law making it a felony crime for domestic violence perpetrators to possess a firearm or ammunition.  GCADV's proposal specifies that a felony penalty will be imposed if the perpetrator is subject to a Family Violence Temporary Protective Order or is convicted of a qualifying family violence-related misdemeanor.

Georgia Fatality Review Report released, domestic violence deaths at 10 year high

March 8, 2016

ATLANTA - Today, the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) released their 12th annual Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report (Report). Together, these statewide agencies coordinate the Fatality Review Project (Project) and work with local fatality review teams to conduct in-depth reviews.