what is georgia appleseed?

We keep kids in school, in stable, healthy housing and out of the criminal justice system.

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We advance justice for the most underrepresented children across the state through several initiatives.

School Justice

We work with schools to provide children with needed supports and reduce their risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Schools with effective discipline policies keep kids in class learning and create a safe and productive learning environment for all students.

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Housing Justice

Georgia Appleseed advocates for reforms large and small, local and statewide, that increase access for low-income children and their families to stable, healthy homes. Children in healthy homes do better in school, have lower levels of justice involvement, and can look to a brighter future.

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Behavioral Health

We work with local school climate committees that are required in each county across the state to improve children’s behavioral health services and to integrate these services with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

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Foster Care (FAIR)

Children in foster care face unique barriers to school success. Georgia Appleseed advocates for legal and policy innovations to the foster care system, grows the community of advocates for children in care, and provides direct legal representation for children in care facing suspension or expulsion from school.

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Our approach

We employ a three-pronged approach of direct connection, community and coalition building, and system reform.


Connecting directly with the children and families we serve is at the heart of everything we do.


Building a community of advocates across the state is vital to being able to advance justice.


Guidance, policy recommendations, and legal resolutions to address persistent systemic issues.

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Support Georgia Appleseed

There are several ways to contribute.