State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for December 30 - 31, 2011

Organization to rally to end child abuse deathsYouth advocacy group plans summit to come up with ways to prevent child abuse...Funding threat over child law complianceGunn's rapid rise about to make him House speaker [Northeast Mississippi Daily ...A Woman's Right to Breastfeed, a Child's Right to HealthParents break Facebook age ruleAZ task force issues child safety recommendationsSilicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012Govt urged to make laws for homeless children2011: A Year of Tremendous Progress by the Right to Life MovementSpecial CPS task force recommended for abuse crimesTask force issues recommendations on strengthening Arizona's child protection...Changes sought in Kentucky's child-protection systemJackson police investigating possible child abuse case involving 3-month-old boyNew Michigan Laws for 2012 Govern Foreclosures, Schools, Fireworks and Jobless ...

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Gaps in sex trafficking laws
Omaha World-HeraldDecember 4, 2011

Nebraska's Internet enticement law does not include enticement for sex trafficking or commercial sex. Iowa scored better than Nebraska on laws that protect the child victims of the sex trade. However, in both states, children caught up in it can be ...more »

House Judiciary Committee approves child crime bills
CBS 21December 5, 2011

DePasquale said that two of the bills deal directly with bringing Pennsylvania in line with federal law designed to strengthen sex offender registration standards. "It is imperative that we align our laws with the federal standards to eliminate any ...more »

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Organization to rally to end child abuse deaths
WDRBDecember 31, 2011

(WDRB) -- A Kentucky organization is planning a meeting to help end child abuse deaths. Kentucky Youth Advocates is planning a "Summit" for January 14th to gather ideas on how to improve the state's child protection system. The state has been heavily ...more »

Youth advocacy group plans summit to come up with ways to prevent child abuse...
The RepublicDecember 31, 2011

Kentucky Youth Advocates is planning a "Summit to End Child Abuse Deaths" to gather ideas on how to improve the state's child-protection system. Recent news stories about several deaths — including 9-year-old Amy Dye who was beaten to death by her ...more »

Funding threat over child law compliance
Irish TimesDecember 31, 2011

VOLUNTARY AND sporting organisations which work with children could lose State funding if they fail to implement child protection guidelines under new laws to be introduced next year. Under new laws, the Children First guidelines on how to deal with ...more »

Gunn's rapid rise about to make him House speaker [Northeast Mississippi Daily ...
Insurance News Net (press release)December 31, 2011

One issue where Gunn butted heads with McCoy and the House leadership was over the Child Protection Act, which passed the Republican-controlled Senate , but was blocked in committee by House Democrats. Among other things, the legislation put new ...more »

A Woman's Right to Breastfeed, a Child's Right to Health
SOS Children's Villages Canada (press release)December 31, 2011

Though she tried to explain that Texas law allowed her to breastfeed in public, the employees wouldn't listen. Ms. Hickman as called for a national law protecting women's right to breastfeed in public. Increasingly, new mothers are getting informed ...more »

Parents break Facebook age rule
Victoria Times ColonistDecember 31, 2011

The study, titled Why Parents Help Their Children Lie to Facebook About Age: Unintended Consequences of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, also found that 55 per cent of parents of 12-yearolds report that their child has a Facebook account. ...more »

AZ task force issues child safety recommendations
KTAR.comDecember 31, 2011

Carter said he needs more funding, not new laws, to improve training, beef-up salaries, hire more investigators and otherwise improve the agency. Child Protective Services has been struggling to care for a record number of children in foster care, ...more »

Silicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

SB 445: Updating Privacy Protections for Library Patrons Part of Simitian's annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest, this extends library privacy protections to online content. SB 164: Preserving Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species ...more »

Govt urged to make laws for homeless children
The Nation, PakistanDecember 31, 2011

They held that street children needed protection from harassment, torture and degrading treatment and access to healthcare and education. They expressed their concern that protection of street children from violence was a matter of urgency as the scale ...more »

2011: A Year of Tremendous Progress by the Right to Life Movement
National Right to Life NewsDecember 31, 2011

(Happily, the “sea change” was not limited to state legislation, important as that was, as we'll see momentarily.) Four more states enacted the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects from abortion unborn children capable of ...more »

Special CPS task force recommended for abuse crimes
East Valley TribuneDecember 31, 2011

Arizona law requires CPS to make public information in cases of child abuse, abandonment or neglect that resulted in a fatality or a near fatality. But the agency turned down public records requests for this report. Carter said the problem is that ...more »

Task force issues recommendations on strengthening Arizona's child protection...
The RepublicDecember 30, 2011

Jan Brewer's Child Safety Task Force has issued a set of recommendations that are aimed at reforming Arizona's child protection system. The task force sent a letter to the governor Friday outlining the recommendations. They include creating a separate ...more »

Changes sought in Kentucky's child-protection system
Louisville Courier-JournalDecember 30, 2011

In ruling to release records of Amy's case, Shepherd found cabinet officials had misinterpreted state law they argued limits child-protection officials to investigating abuse only by a parent, guardian or other person exercising custodial control. ...more »

Jackson police investigating possible child abuse case involving 3-month-old boy
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comDecember 30, 2011

By Danielle Salisbury | Jackson Citizen Patriot Jackson police are investigating a possible child abuse case involving a 3-month-old Jackson boy. Allegiance Health personnel contacted the city police early Thursday afternoon after the boy arrived at ...more »

New Michigan Laws for 2012 Govern Foreclosures, Schools, Fireworks and Jobless ...
Patch.comDecember 30, 2011

By Alan Stamm New state laws regarding the creation of joint authorities to provide police and fire protection take effect in 2012. Local residents, workers and employers are affected by Michigan laws that took effect in late December or will do so as ...more »

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