Atlanta, Ga. – Government at all levels is working to triage countless situations related to the coronavirus pandemic – developing and retooling policy at breakneck speeds in order to protect our country, our economy and, most of all, our health. In order to understand and track what Georgia is putting into place for children and families, Voices for Georgia’s Children has developed a dashboard to help translate and communicate information about how to navigate our changed environment, how to find what assistance is available, and how to identify and ask for what we need.
Our new comprehensive dashboard shows where the state is and is not in terms of COVID-19 response in the areas of:
- Child Care
- Child Welfare
- Food Access
- Juvenile Justice
- Private Insurance
- School-based Health
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
These guides outline what our child-serving agencies are doing to mitigate the challenges presented by this pandemic as well as lay out recommendations for actions not yet taken. We note key policies that can help children and families and highlight the legislative or regulatory levers that enhance or prevent success.
Because policies, waivers, and directives are rapidly being approved, these charts are living documents. We will provide weekly updates to maintain accuracy and help provide transparency for our government partners who may not have the time or opportunity to convey all of the information they wish.
We are developing more guides on early intervention and housing that will be released next week.
Resources in the Works
Georgia’s COVID-19 Response and Policy Recommendations on:
- Early Intervention
- Interviews with leadership from Georgia’s child-serving agencies on questions ranging from child care to juvenile justice, to child welfare, to behavioral health, and more