GBI launches mobile app to prevent child deaths in Georgia

GBI launches mobile app to prevent child deaths in Georgia

(WTVM) – A new mobile app has launched in an effort to prevent and reduce incidents of child abuse and fatalities in the state.

The app, named "GaCFR" is the latest tool launched by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in collaboration with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and the State Office of the Child Advocate.

More than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented, according to the Georgia Child Fatality Review Program (GCFR), which evaluates all injury, sleep-related, and unexpected/suspicious deaths involving children who are less than 18 years old.

This app is designed to be a quick resource for families, care givers, support agencies, and law enforcement.  Within the app are links to report missing children, report abuse, investigative checklists, and a host of other valuable resources.

A free download of the app is currently available for Android, Apple, and Windows operating system devices.

Use keywords "Georgia Child Fatality Review" when searching for the app. Law enforcement will need an activation code to access the special features.  Law enforcement agencies may contact GBI Child Fatality Review at by clicking here.

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