State agencies have created a mobile app intended to help curb child abuse and fatalities in Georgia.
The “GaCFR” app is a collaboration from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and the State Office of the Child Advocate, according to a news release.
The app contains links that lets families, caregivers, support agencies and law enforcement report missing children and suspected abuse, see investigative checklists and access other resources.
The Georgia Child Fatality Review Program, an independent program administered out of the GBI that evaluates all injury, sleep-related and suspicious deaths involving children, found that more than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented.
The app can be downloaded now for free for Android, Apple and Windows operating system devices by searching for “Georgia Child Fatality Review.” Law enforcement agencies will need an activation code to access the special features, which can be obtained by emailing ChildFatalityReview@gbi.ga.gov.