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Committee Leaders Request Update on Overdue Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reports


Dear Secretary Sebelius:

The recent Special Investigative Counsel report on The Pennsylvania State University scandal has raised serious concerns among members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about the adequacy of federal child abuse prevention laws.

As you know, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, also known as CAPTA, is the foremost federal law governing child abuse reporting and prevention efforts. The most recent reauthorization of the law, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, requires your department to study and report on three important aspects of state and local child abuse prevention systems... In May, the committee asked you to provide an update on the status of the study required in Section 110(d), which is almost seven months overdue.

To read the full letter, click here.

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