Child & Family Policy Lab
Public Spending on Children
What is the landscape of public spending on children in Georgia?
The landscape of public spending on children is complex and layered, in part because multiple governmental jurisdictions contribute to child-related services and because service delivery often requires the coordination of multiple agencies. This brief describes the framework of state-level departments and their divisions in Georgia that serve children, including discussions of their structure, mission, strategic plan, constitutional and statutory authority, and a department-level snapshot of expenditures in fiscal year 2019. For comparison, public spending on children outside of Georgia is also discussed.
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