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Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 passes, becomes law

Child Abuse & Neglect

Hudson Valley Press

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 (H.R. 6655/S. 3705), received unanimous support in the Senate just before the 112th Congress adjourned and it passed the House of Representatives in December by a vote of 330-77. Supported by the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths (The Coalition), the Protect Our Kids Act creates a bipartisan, two-year Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, consisting of 12 members who will be appointed by the President and congressional leaders. The commission will work together to evaluate current programs and prevention efforts, and recommend a comprehensive national strategy to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect fatalities nationwide. …Read more