Child Welfare

Child Welfare

Child Abuse and Neglect
Position In Brief: 

Child Abuse and Neglect 

 We recognize child abuse as a societal problem; therefore, we support:

A. Legislation, which addresses the jurisdictional, organizational and procedural problems in the prosecution of child abuse cases.
B. Modification of the courtroom process to accommodate child victims.
C. Consistent reporting and recording of child abuse and neglect cases and development of comprehensive statistics.
D. Broad-based prevention programs that are accessible to all family members and take into consideration the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of those being served.
E. Efforts of public and private agencies to continually focus public attention on the problems of child abuse and neglect.

Position History: 

Adopted 1985, updated 1987

League to which this content belongs: 
Stanislaus County