Acworth woman promoted to director of GBI's Child Victims Unit

Mar. 9—The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has tapped a Cobb native to run its Child Victims Unit.

Elizabeth Andrews, an Acworth native who remains a resident there, is the new director of the GBI Child Victims Unit within the Medical Examiner's Office.

The unit will house the Child Fatality Review Unit and the Child Abuse Investigative Support Center, providing pediatric injury evaluation, death investigation, fatality review and prevention services, the GBI said in a news release.

Andrews began her career with the GBI in October 2008 in forensic biology and held positions as a medical examiner investigator, Child Fatality Review program manager, and Child Abuse Investigative Support Center coordinator.

Andrews is a certified death investigator, P.O.S.T. certified instructor, published author and is the current governor-appointed chair of the Child Fatality Review Panel.

She graduated from North Georgia College & State University in 2008 with a bachelor's in biology.