In pursuit of our mission to eliminate adolescent pregnancy in Georgia, GCAPP promotes statewide public policy initiatives that support healthy children, youth and families. We work to broaden the traditional adolescent pregnancy prevention agenda by addressing the fundamental issues that underlie adolescent pregnancy and by building local and statewide capacity to promote the healthy development of our most vulnerable adolescents. Please also visit our ASN page by clicking here.
- Senate Restores CHILDREN 1ST funding; Sec State withdraws Licensure Overhaul bill: Click here to read more on this report from the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia.
- A Statement from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy About the 2013 Proposed Federal Budget: President Obama has released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget request, signaling a commitment to maintaining funding for existing programs that reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy. The is good news for the federally funded programs currently underway in Georgia. Additionally, the President's budget includes a new focus on preventing pregnancy among youth in foster care. Read the statement here.
- Update on Federal Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs - Congress is in the final stages of working out funding levels for federal programs, including those related to teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention. The current appropriations proposal is encouraging in that funding levels for programs to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy have essentially held steady in a very tight fiscal environment. Click here for details.
- Funding Cuts to Georgia's Adolescent Health and Youth Development Programs - The State of Georgia is losing millions in federal funding through Supplemental TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) funds. State programs that are supported with these dollars are now targeted for severe reductions or elimination. Click here for details.
Adolescent Services Network Meetings
For future meeting dates, please contact Lauren Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For ten years, GCAPP has been a catalyst for change, working in tandem with other statewide organizations to influence and inform policy decisions and legislation affecting vulnerable youth and disenfranchised families in Georgia. GCAPP:
- Convenes youth advocates and service providers to share information and coordinate policy efforts through the Adolescent Services Network (ASN) and the GCAPP Annual Conference.
- Ensures that issues involving adolescents and their well-being stay at the forefront of the state legislative session through our Advocacy Day.
- Analyzes and conducts research to make policy recommendations that are shaped by the most current information available.