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CEASE Clinic Director and Students Featured on WUGA

June 19, 2019

An innovative course created by CEASE Clinic director Professor Emma Hetherington and Professor Jennifer Elkins of the School of Social Work was featured on WUGA on June 19, 2019. Part 2 is scheduled to air on June 20, 2019. The course teaches trauma-informed practices to law and social work graduate students at the University of Georgia. Students participate in a mock trial involving allegations of child sexual abuse and domestic violence. The course has won a national award and focuses on interdisciplinary advocacy and creating trauma-informed courtrooms. 

Guest Speaker Daniel Dye for Signature lecture for Wilbanks CEASE Clinic a success

April 10, 2019

The Wilbanks CEASE Clinic welcomed guest speaker Daniel Dye, Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney General for Pennsylvania, on March 25, 2019. Dye’s presentation, entitled “Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report” was an informative and engaging event for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Georgia as well as for the greater Athens community.

Read the Pennsylvania Diocese Victims Report.

Professor Hetherington Writes on Current Status of Georgia Tort Claims involving Child Sex Abuse

April 9, 2019

Professor Emma Hetherington, along with Staff Attorney Jean Mangan and students Bryce Bailey, Chase Lyndale, and Michael Nunnally, assessed the current status of the Hidden Predator Act and proposed possible language to strengthen the ability of victims of child sexual abuse to seek redress for their claims.

Read the White Paper (PDF)

Wilbanks CEASE Clinic wins first case tried to verdict under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act

May 23, 2018

Congratulations to the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic for the successful resolution of the first case tried to verdict under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act. The legislation created a two-year window of relief from the statute of limitations for bringing civil charges in cases of child sexual abuse. The case was tried in the Paulding County Superior Court earlier this month.