Civil Rights

Sen. Kaine calls for emergency funding for child protective services

Source: Sen. Kaine calls for emergency funding for child protective services

Kaine says the bill they’re proposing would “provide swift, flexible funding to allow them to bolster their efforts.”

“As COVID-19 has forced schools and daycares across the country to close, Congress has to do more to make sure children at risk of abuse are still supported,” Kaine said. “This legislation will strengthen efforts by child protective services and non-profits to prevent abuse and protect children who are at risk.”

The Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act is designed to build on systems put in place by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), which provides funding to states to improve child protective services, as well as to fund community-based activities meant to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Sen. Kaine also signed a letter to Senate leadership calling for more resources for the child welfare system.

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