Legal Services


CEASE provides direct legal representation, advice, and referrals for survivors of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation in civil lawsuits, juvenile court foster care dependency proceedings, and post-conviction relief matters.


CEASE provides primarily civil legal services and does not provide representation in criminal matters. CEASE also does not provide legal services in family law matters, including, but not limited to divorce, custody, temporary protective order, and child support cases.


If you or someone you know would like to complete an intake with CEASE to be considered for services, please contact our office at 706-227-5421 or via email at to schedule an intake and learn more about the process.

All prospective clients must complete CEASE intake process in order to be considered for services. Communication with the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic (“CEASE”) or any individual member of CEASE or the University of Georgia School of Law does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Any agreement to provide services must be contained in a separate document and signed by an authorized representative from CEASE.

CEASE does not provide emergency or crisis intervention services. If you or someone you know is facing, or you believe may be facing an emergency situation that could result in harm to you or to another person, please seek care immediately through your own local health care practitioner or at the nearest hospital emergency department or by calling 911.

For reports of suspected child abuse, contact the state’s child abuse reporting line at 1-855-GACHILD (1-855-422-4453).

For suspected cases of commercial and sexual exploitation of a child or trafficking, contact the CACGA CSEC Response Team at 1-866-END-HTGA (1-866-363-4842) or on their referral website at