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JANUARY LEGISBRIEF

State efforts to address child abuse and neglect is the topic of one of this month's Legisbriefs, published by NCSL. The article includes a discussion of Erin's and Jenna's laws across the country and other ways that states are addressing child abuse and neglect.

 

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PREVENTING SEX TRAFFICKING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES ACT OF 2014

U.S. Capitol DomeOn September 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 into law. The Act requires some important changes to state child welfare law. NCSL's Child Welfare Project has provided a short summary of the Act in addition to a longer, printable version for your convenience, just click "MORE" below!

 

 

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WHAT'S NEW IN CHILD WELFARE

Young Child being Held and SmilingCheck out the latest reports, legislation and more. Includes mandatory reporting laws, Erin's laws, differential response, Indian child welfare and the education of children in foster care. See two new NCSL reports: Teen Pregnancy Among Youth in Foster Care and Individual Development Accounts for Foster Youth.

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CHILD WELFARE DEC. 2014 NEWSLETTER

young boy leaning against fenceNCSL's Child Welfare Project monthly newsletter featuring information on new federal legislation impacting child welfare, child welfare financing 101, state response to sex trafficking and Erin's Laws across the country.

 

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ERIN'S LAW LEGISLATION UPDATE

Little girl smelling flowerApproximately 21 states and Guam have enacted Erin's Law legislation, including 8 states in 2014. Click MORE below to view summaries of the legislation and to learn more about Erin's Law.

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NEWSLETTER AND LEGISLATIVE DATABASE

News signNCSL brings you up to date, real-time information about federal and state child welfare policy developments.

Check out our monthly Newsletters featuring state news, trends and resources.

Also, see our Legislative Enactments Database, current through 2014.

 

 

OVERVIEW | CHILD WELFARE

Child Welfare is a critical state responsibility and includes protecting children from abuse and neglect, and ensuring that children have safe, stable, and permanent living situations. States and the federal government spend about $25 billion every year on child welfare services.  State legislators play a major role in funding, structuring, and overseeing child welfare systems and enacting more than 300 child welfare bills every year. NCSL tracks legislation and provides legislators and legislative staff research and technical assistance on foster care, adoption, child maltreatment, kinship care and more. NCSL's Washington, D.C. staff track and analyze federal legislation and policy for the full range of human services issues and represents state legislatures before Congress and the Administration.

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