Cold Case Project

Ten Years of Finding Forever Families!

In 2019, the Cold Case Project reaches its tenth year finding forever families for Georgia's most vulnerable foster children.

The Cold Case Project began in 2009. The goal of the Project is to find a permanent home for each and every child in foster care. The Project reviews cases of children who have frequently been in foster care for an extended period of time and are predicted, by a computer model, to be most at risk of aging out of foster care without attaining permanency.  Additional other wellbeing measures are tackled and accomplished for these children

The Supreme Court of Georgia's Committee on Justice for Children (J4C) administers the Cold Case Project in partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and the Office of the Child Advocate. Cold Case Fellows are attorneys representing a mix of agency (Special Assistant Attorneys General), parent and child attorneys, and Guardians ad Litem. A wide network of experts is available to assist the Fellows. Annual reports are published below. While the Project was originally funded through a grant, it is now, as of 2016, funded by the Georgia General Assembly.

To review a summary of the 2009 Cold Case Project report, click here.