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Change in Georgia strangulation law increased punishments

A Georgia law that went into effect on July 1 made "strangulation assault" a felony. According to the report, this change came about after prompting by the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia.

Georgia officers learning how to work with abuse victims

In many cases, a person will leave their partner as many as seven times before leaving their abusive significant other for good, according to a news report. This means that a police officer may be called out to the same residence multiple times to deal with domestic violence or other issues involving the same people. However, officers are reportedly being trained in how to stay vigilant in helping those who are being abused.

Census: At least 4.9M children being raised by grandparents

Georgia families may have heard about the sharp rise in the number of grandparents who are now raising their grandchildren. According to figures from the 2010 U.S. Census, at least 4.9 million children are being raised by their grandparents. Back in 2000, however, the number was 2.4 million; this represents a huge increase in just ten years.

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