Youth-at-Risk

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

111 th Congress
DateRecipientDescription
11-15-10SenateLetter supporting H.R. 6156, legislation to renew the authority of the Secretary of the HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) to approve demonstration projects designed to test innovative strategies in state child welfare programs
10-21-10HHSComments and Recommendations on regulations to be issued under the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
09-23-10HouseABA supports the Foster Children Self-Support Act, legislation to strengthen the safeguards and protections for benefits for foster children
09-23-10HouseABA supports the Foster Youth Financial Security Act, legislation to strengthen credit protection and to take other steps to assist youth in foster care in making the transition to independent living
02-19-10SenateABA expresses support for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2009 (S. 678) and urges Senators to cosponsor the legislation
11-10-09HouseLetter supporting the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act", H.R. 3827
07-15-09HouseABA Urges for Funding for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Committee on Appropriations)
07-15-09SenateABA Urges for Funding for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Committee on Appropriations)
06-10-09HouseABA Supports H.R. 1873, the Juvenile Justice Improvement Act (Representative Christopher Murphy)
03-03-09HouseABA Calls for Full Authorization of Funding for the Second Chance Act (Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies)
03-03-09SenateABA Calls for Full Authorization of Funding for the Second Chance Act (Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies)
02-23-09HouseABA Supports H.R. 911, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (Entire House)
02-09-09HouseABA Supports the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (Committee on Education and Labor)

110 th Congress
DateRecipientDescription
09-16-08HouseLetter supporting H.R.6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
09-16-08SenateLetter supporting H.R.6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
07-25-08SenateLetter supporting H.R. 6307, the Fostering Connections to Success Act
07-14-08SenateLetter supporting S. 3155, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2008
06-11-08HouseLetter supporting H.R. 5876, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act
05-14-08Judicial Council of CaliforniaTestimony on the draft recommendations of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care
05-11-08HouseLetter supporting H.R. 5876, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act
04-22-08HouseLetter supporting H.R. 5876, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act
04-21-08HouseLetter supporting funding for programs under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in the FY 2009 Appropriations bill. (Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies)
04-21-08SenateLetter supporting funding for programs under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in the FY 2009 Appropriations bill. (Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies)
04-02-08HouseLetter opposing consolidation and reduction of funding for juvenile justice programs into a single block grant for Child Safety Initiatives
04-02-08SenateLetter opposing consolidation and reduction of funding for juvenile justice programs into a single block grant for Child Safety Initiatives
11-01-07PA House

Testimony supporting PA HB 1709, establishing the Commonwealth Children's Ombudsman and the Commonwealth Children's Ombudsman Office (Pennsylvania House Committee on Children and Youth)

 

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