November 16, 2017

Child Abuse & Child Welfare Federal Legislation

AUGUST 1980

BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association supports increased efforts to prevent, identify, and treat child abuse and neglect and urges the Congress of the United States to support extension of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Public Law 93-247 as Amended); and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association supports federal legislation which will provide funding for child welfare services, mandate case reviews and concrete plans for children in foster care, encourage states to provide families with services to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placements, require legal protections for all children and parents receiving these services and create adoption assistance programs to help expedite permanent planning for children with special needs.