The department has many community partnerships with agencies and entities, such as school districts, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Hope Haven, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, AIDS Athens, Grady Health Systems of Atlanta, Lee Arrendale State Prison, Athens Technical College, Rutland Academy, Northeast Regional Educational Service Agency (NE GA RESA), Advantage Behavioral Systems, and the Tree House. Students and faculty members also support the community with participation in activities such as Relay for Life, AIDS Walk, and the local MLK Day of Service.