Julia Neighbors is the Director of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, housed in the Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health. Prior to her work with PCA Georgia, she advocated for children and families through work in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors for almost two decades. Her past experience includes work with court appointed special advocates around Georgia, community revitalization efforts, and as a senior attorney with the Fulton County Office of the Child Advocate.
Most recently, Julia served as the project manager for JUST Georgia, a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals who successfully advocated for the passage of Juvenile Justice Reform in the Georgia General Assembly. Apart from her legal expertise, Julia has extensive experience in resource development, coalition building, and program management.
In addition to her role as Director of PCA Georgia, Julia was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Board of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to represent congressional district 5. Julia holds a Law Degree from Emory University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Michigan. She and her husband, Ken, live in Atlanta with their two sons, Kenneth and Kaden.