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State Legislative Child Protection Reforms (Workshop 5)
State legislators, pursuant to directives in the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), or for many other reasons, continue to make significant changes in laws that affect child abuse and neglect. This workshop addresses: different categories in which new legislation has emerged in recent years; examples of interesting and important laws in each of these categories; and how Child Protection Services (CPS) policy reform that moves in the direction of broad "community child protection" is being aided by new laws across the country. The session includes a summary of the legislative findings of an American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law project, which examines state child abuse and neglect and related law reforms.
Howard Davidson, J.D.
American Bar Association
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