|Posted:||February 12, 2013 02:19 PM|
|From:||Representative Julie Harhart|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Study of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs|
|I am preparing to introduce a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to study child abuse and neglect prevention programs in Pennsylvania and nationwide.
As you may know, the Task Force on Child Protection recommended evidence-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs be more fully considered by the General Assembly and encouraged and financially supported where feasible. My resolution would direct the Joint State Government Commission, which provided staff support to the Task Force, to do the following:
It is always more desirable to prevent child abuse or neglect, than it is to deal with its aftermath. This resolution is intended as a first step toward making Pennsylvania a leader in prevention efforts. I hope you will join me as a sponsor.
Introduced as HR163