Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment

 

AUCD advocates for legislation aimed at preventing the abuse and neglect of children with disabilities.  AUCD works on the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and advocates for the funding of CAPTA programs.

Scroll down to see legislation, resources, letters and related links.

 
 

News

 

3/2/2015

AUCD signed on to a Letter to Congressional Leaders Supporting Extended funding for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

AUCD signed onto a Letter as a member of the National Child Abuse Coalition to support funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.

pdf File Updated Home-Visiting-Letter 022415 (2).pdf [download]
 
 

2/2/2015

President's Budget FY16: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities

President Obama has just released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to the Congress. The budget includes many funding requests to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, including throughout the AUCD Network.

 
 
 

Legislation

 

3/31/2015

Keep Kinds in School Act (S.672)

Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa) introduced the Keep Kids in School Act with the purpose of reducing suspensions in schools, noting that students with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be suspended than those without.

pdf File S. 672 suspensions and expulsions Casey.pdf [download]
 
 

3/31/2015

Supportive School Climate Act (S.811)

Senator Murphy introduced the Supportive School Climate Act of 2015, legislation that would address the school-to-prison pipeline by reducing suspensions, expulsions, and other overly harsh school disciplinary actions to improve youth outcomes.

pdf File S. 811 Supportive School Climate Act Murphy.pdf [download]
 
 

12/20/2010

CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320)

Enacted on Dec. 20, 2010, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 amends and reauthorizes the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act five years through 2015 and contains strengthened provisions related to primary prevention activities and the nexus between child abuse and disability.

 
 

6/21/2003

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Text of the law, as amended by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003
pdf File CAPTA text 2003 [download]
 
 
 

Resources

 

11/4/2014

Issue Brief: Keeping All Students Safe Act

Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.

pdf File KASSA Issue Brief Nov 2014.pdf [download]
 
 

5/19/2014

GAO Seclusion and Restraints Report

Government Accountability Office report on seclusion and restraints: Selected Case of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers.

 
 

2/12/2014

Summary of the Keeping All Students Safe Act

A summary of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, developed by Senator Harkin (D-IA) HELP Committee Staff