Mandated Reporter Training Changes to Georgia’s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting House Bill 1176 (HB 1176) is the result of the efforts of the Criminal Justice Reform Commission. The bill passed through the Georgia General Assembly on March 29, 2012. One particular section of the bill is relevant to child welfare because it clarifies and expands the scope of O.C.G.A. § 19-5-7, which is Georgia’s law that mandates that certain professionals report suspected child abuse. These changes took effect on July 1, 2012. School volunteers are now mandatory reporters. It is required that all school volunteers view the training below. After you have completed the training, you will be required to sign a form stating that you are aware of your responsibility. Please bring a completed form with you and give it to the school office. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact a school administrator or counselor. Thank you!
View the Training Powerpoint
Download the Signature Form
Progress Report Dates: August 30, November 13, February 6, April 24
Report Card Dates: October 17, January 11, March 22, May 22