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Title: Selected State Legislation: A Guide for Effective State Laws To Protect Children
Author(s): J C Howell; J D Schretter; D C Aspell
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 84-JS-AX-K016; 86-MC-CX-K003; 89-MC-CX-K001; 92-MC-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang InternationalChildren's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents criteria for drafting State legislation and presents model legislation to protect children from abduction and sexual exploitation.
Abstract: The information is intended for use by legislators, legal system professionals, criminal and juvenile justice personnel, educators, social services professionals, members of public and private agencies, and individual citizens. Topics addressed include missing children, the abduction of children by family members, prevention approaches, child sexual abuse, child pornography, child prostitution, juvenile witnesses, and general child protection issues. Specific topics include State information clearinghouses, data entry into the National Crime Information Center Missing Person File, cross-checks of school records, verification of student absences, and criminal and civil interference with custody. Additional topics include the screening of persons providing services to children, the registration of sex offenders, persons required to report child abuse, the appointment of a guardian ad litem for a child witness, children in the courtroom, videotaped testimony, confidential communications within child protection teams, and professional training of child protection workers. Map and State-by-State charts, glossary, index, and annotated list of organizations that are sources of additional information
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Criminology; Kidnapping; Law reform; Model law; State laws
Note: 3rd edition
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