The Educational Programming, Assessment and Consultation (EPAC) services are located within the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services’ (DFCS) Well-Being Services Section - Community Programs Unit. In an effort to support the Division’s broader goal of being a resource to families by promoting self-sufficiency and independence, EPAC is an academic support program that focuses on improving the academic outcomes and achievement of children and youth who are currently in the custody of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
EPAC works collaboratively with other Division state and county offices to ensure the educational well-being of children and youth in foster care are being met and that appropriate goal setting is in place for older youth that supports their educational stability. EPAC provides diagnostic educational assessments, tutorial services, connection to community-based educational support, and coordinates procurement of educational services, where needed. The primary mission of the EPAC Unit is to improve reading and math abilities of school-aged children from five years of age through eighteen. A secondary goal is to improve educational stability for all children and youth in the custody of DFCS.