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About CAPTA: A Legislative History
Summarizes the legislative history and purpose of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the key Federal legislation addressing child abuse and neglect. CAPTA was originally enacted in P.L. 93-247 and was most recently amended on January 7, 2019, by the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-424).
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). About CAPTA: a legislative history. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
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