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Find resources and contacts from federal and local agencies in each state.

These state programs and contacts can be a resource to you as you build your school safety plan. The contacts are state emergency planners that can provide school safety expertise specific to each state.

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Georgia

Georgia has many agency programs and contacts that can help your school build a school safety plan. Check out these resources as you develop your plan.

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Georgia Department of Education

State Board of Education

The Georgia Department of Education oversees all educational priorities for the state of Georgia.

Website: https://www.gadoe.org/Pages/Home.aspx

School Safety

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

The Georgia Program of School Safety provides school safety training and technical assistance to the education, emergency management, and public safety communities of Georgia.

Website: https://gema.georgia.gov/what-we-do/school-safety

Office of Whole Child Supports

Department of Education

The Office of Whole Child Supports assists districts/schools and communities in identifying and addressing student non-academic barriers to success while expanding learning opportunities.

Websitehttps://www.gadoe.org/wholechild/Pages/home.aspx

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Mental Health for Children, Young Adults, and Families

Website: https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/be-dbhdd/be-supported/mental-health-children-young-adults-and-families

Free Your Feels

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

A mental health awareness campaign encouraging Georgia’s young people to explore their real feelings and share them fearlessly.

Website: https://www.freeyourfeels.org/

See Something, Send Something

Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Digital Reporting App now available in Georgia to report suspicious activity to the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC)

Website: https://dps.georgia.gov/blog-post/2018-10-19/see-something-send-something-app-available-ga

School Fire and Emergency Drill Reporting

Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire

Provides information about school fire drill and emergency drill reporting requirements 

Website: https://oci.georgia.gov/safety-fire-reporting-education/school-reports

Contact Information

State and Local

935 United Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Local: (404) 635-7200
Toll Free: (800) 879-4362
Email: ExternalAffairs@gema.ga.gov

Website: https://gema.georgia.gov/

205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334

Local: (404) 656-2800
Toll Free: (800) 311-3627 
Fax: (404) 651-8737
Email: askdoe@gadoe.org

Website: https://www.gadoe.org/

205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334

Local: (404) 656-2800
Toll Free: (800) 311-3627
Fax: (404) 651-8737
Email: wholec​hild@doe.k12.ga.us
Twitter: @GaDOEWholeChild

Website: https://www.gadoe.org/wholechild/Pages/home.aspx

Federal

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
3003 Chamblee Tucker Road Atlanta, GA 30341
Main Number: 770-220-5200
Fax Number: 770-220-5230

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Email: CISARegion4@hq.dhs.gov

Atlanta 
3000 Flowers Road S
Atlanta, GA 30341
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/atlanta
770-216-3000

Covers the entire state of Georgia

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
61 Forsyth St. SW, Suite 5B95
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-562-7888

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Whole Child Toolkit

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This toolkit provides a centralized location of basic information and resources to support efforts of educating the whole child. Educating the whole child means to acknowledge and address non-academic factors that impact academic outcomes while expanding learning opportunities.

State Events & Opportunities

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2024 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference

June 3, 2024 | Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, will be hosting the 2024 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference on June 3-5 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, GA. Started in 2009, the Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference is the state's largest and longest running conference for school safety and encourages all stakeholders involved in school safety to attend.