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.

 
 

Legislation

 

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