State Child Protection. Legal news and articles for September 12 - 20, 2011

Illinois Communities Engage at Human Trafficking ForumEyes Wide OpenNew laws to protect most vulnerable refugeesSenate child-protection committee urged to move carefullyBill's Roundup: Keep Your Kids SafeChild labor laws soon to change for agricultureWhat the people say about helping abused childrenFTC Changes Online Child Protection Laws: 5 Things to KnowACT Reviews Child Protection LawNew Law on Child AbuseHow Live Action Influenced Illinois LawJobs Act AnalysisHickenlooper cuts red tape at Human Services including repealed lawsFailure to protect law may put Ballarat women at riskChild protection advocates want children's homes in Sri Lanka to be closed

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Magid: New study on Internet risks to youth not helpful
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 5, 2011

A rash of news stories appeared about predator danger and politicians called for new child protection laws, yet every credible research project on the subject found no demonstrable increased predator risk, compared to the risk children face from people ...more »

GOP candidates spar over immigration, health care
USA TodaySeptember 23, 2011

Romney is asked about Perry's criticism that he is "Obama-lite" because he enacted a health care law in Massachusetts similar to the federal law signed by Obama. "I don't think he knows what he's talking about in that regard," Romney says, ...more »

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Illinois Communities Engage at Human Trafficking Forum
MarketWatch (press release)September 20, 2011

In October 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) (Public Law 106-386) was enacted. Prior to that, no comprehensive Federal law existed to protect victims of trafficking or to prosecute their traffickers. The law addresses the ...more »

Eyes Wide Open (blog)September 20, 2011

They're a special kind of property thanks to animal protection laws that require owners to provide at least minimal care and laws that punish abusers, but these laws create legal obligations for the owners without granting any legal rights to the ...more »

New laws to protect most vulnerable refugees
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 19, 2011

It also removes the need for the immigration minister to intervene personally in such cases. "Even when the going gets rough and even when people want to be drawn into the ugly politics, the race to the bottom of who can be the toughest, ...more »

Senate child-protection committee urged to move carefully
Sun-SentinelSeptember 19, 2011

TALLAHASSEE – A group of state lawmakers convened a committee Monday afternoon to look at child protection laws in light of the Casey Anthony case, but cautioned that the state shouldn't rush to judgment. ...more »

Bill's Roundup: Keep Your Kids Safe
Prescott eNewsSeptember 19, 2011

Prescott Police will be taking a zero tolerance stance on violations against these laws. Police are reminding residents for the best possible protection, keep infants in a rear facing child safety seat in the back seat for as long as possible. ...more »

Child labor laws soon to change for agriculture
Western Farm PressSeptember 19, 2011

Long in the works, the US Department of Labor (DOL) is set to release proposed updates to child labor regulations aimed at safety concerns in agriculture-related jobs. DOL officials -- who claim the fatality rate for teenagers working in agriculture is ...more »

What the people say about helping abused children
Stabroek NewsSeptember 19, 2011

There are laws but there should be more done to help Guyana's children from a legalistic standpoint.' Mario Glasgow – University of Guyana student: 'I don't think that any child deserves abuse. Physical or verbal I think parents take for granted how ...more »

FTC Changes Online Child Protection Laws: 5 Things to Know
International Business TimesSeptember 16, 2011

The rules gives parents control over what information is collected from children under 13 on websites. The COPPA statute, which came effective in 2000, forces website owners to obtain verifiable ...more »

ACT Reviews Child Protection Law
International Business Times AUSeptember 15, 2011

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government will review its child protection law after the territory's government was alerted of a possible breach of the Children and Young People Act. ...more »

New Law on Child Abuse
BianetSeptember 13, 2011

The law against sexual abuse of children will be reviewed. Novelties will include recognizing juveniles under the age of 18 as children. Furthermore, calling a child for a meeting via the internet will be considered a crime. ...more »

How Live Action Influenced Illinois Law
National Catholic RegisterSeptember 13, 2011

Its members seek to end taxpayer support of the organization (currently $363 million in federal funding), revocation of its nonprofit status, and criminal conviction of those in the organization who fail to follow state child-abuse reporting laws. ...more »

Jobs Act Analysis
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)September 12, 2011

Subsection (a) temporarily increases the size of contract surety bond that the Small Business Administration (SBA) can guarantee from $2000000 to $5000000. This will make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of contracting opportunities ...more »

Hickenlooper cuts red tape at Human Services including repealed laws
The RepublicSeptember 12, 2011

The department is in charge of child care centers, foster homes, child protection services, mental health programs and services for the developmentally disabled. The proposed changes include regulations that are no longer are needed because the laws...more »

Failure to protect law may put Ballarat women at risk
Ballarat CourierSeptember 12, 2011

The aim of the law is to create a positive obligation for certain adults to take active steps to respond to child abuse that they are aware of. The law could also be used “when it was unclear which of the adults present when the child died actively ...more »

Child protection advocates want children's homes in Sri Lanka to be closed
SOS Children's Villages Canada (press release)September 12, 2011

In the past, the NCPA has advocated for extreme measures against child abuses, including lobbying the government to impose death penalty to the child abuse offenders. They also advocated for laws that would make child abuse an offence that cannot be ...more »


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