ALEC: The Time Is Now to Halt Anonymous Child Abuse Reports

According to national figures, nearly 3.5 million children are the subject of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation each year. Only 17% of these investigations result in a finding of abuse or neglect.  In 83% of these cases, the investigation is closed as unfounded or unsubstantiated. Among anonymous reports to child abuse hotlines, that number…

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Time to Take Action in Your State

It is time to take action! As I reported last week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted unanimously to adopt our model bill to end anonymous reports to child abuse hotlines, replacing them with confidential reports instead. That makes right now—and these next 2-3 months—the ideal time to reach out to your state lawmakers…

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