Welcome to the Children’s Freedom Initiative
Dedicated to creating a Georgia in which no child resides in a facility.
About Children’s Freedom Initiative
The CFI is supported by the Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network, which receives funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and includes The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia (IHDD), The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO), and the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (CLD).
The CFI continues to educate families about resources available for children so that they can remain at home or in the community, even when their home of origin is no longer an option. The CFI also continues to advocate for youth to transition from facilities into homes in the community.
As youth transition into adulthood many need additional supports to navigate their newly acquired rights and responsibilities. For young...
CFI encourages the UN to take a strong and affirmative stance against the institutionalization of children with disabilities
The Children’s Freedom Initiative joined multiple advocacy groups around the world in addressing the harmful practice of institutionalizing children...
A letter written to the Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Department of Health and Human Services, which is seeking...