Nearly a decade ago, a coalition of national organizations including NCA began strategizing about how to end child abuse fatalities. We passed a bill that established a congressional commission, which issued a report in 2016. Now we're looking at the successes and challenges of that work. What's changed, or not, in five years? What about state reforms? Join us with Amy Harfeld from the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths and reporters Lia Russell and Caitlin Andrews.
Amy C. Harfeld, JD, national policy advocate and senior staff attorney, Children's Advocacy Institute; coordinator, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths
Caitlin Andrews and Lia Russell, investigative reporters, Bangor Daily News
Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, report from the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, March 17, 2016
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act reauthorization
Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act
Family First Prevention Services Act
“After a series of deaths, scrutiny starts again for Maine’s child welfare system,” Lia Russell, Bangor Daily News, June 26, 2021
“Legislative watchdog to probe issues raised by Maine child welfare ombudsman,” Caitlin Andrews, Bangor Daily News, August 11, 2021
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