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Title: LAW AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS (FROM NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT - PROCEEDINGS, 1ST, ATHENS, GEORGIA, JANUARY 4-7, 1976 - SEE NCJ-42975)
Author(s): P DURYEA
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
United State

Regional Institute of Social Welfare Research, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Regional Institute of Social Welfare Research, Inc.
Athens, GA 30603
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: NEW YORK STATE HAS DEVELOPED A MODEL LAW ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT WHICH CREATES A WORKABLE CHILD PROTECTIVE SYSTEM. THE AUTHOR NOTES, HOWEVER, THAT LEGISLATION ALONE CANNOT ENSURE AN EFFECTIVE ABUSE PREVENTION NETWORK.
Abstract: AS EVIDENCE OF THIS, THE AUTHOR CITES A CASE IN NEW YORK CITY IN WHICH TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE MURDERED BY THEIR MOTHER ONLY MONTHS AFTER PASSAGE OF THE NEW YORK STATE CHILD ABUSE LAW. THE AUTHOR CALLS FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD TO JOIN WITH LEGISLATORS TO PROMOTE EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. (DMC)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Crime prevention measures; Laws and Statutes; Legislation; New York; Services
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