Federal Commission Releases Recommendations to End Child Abuse Fatalities

A report released Thursday calls for a national strategy to end child deaths from abuse and neglect. The report emphasizes improved leadership and accountability, better research and data, and enhanced multidisciplinary support for families. The commission said new efforts should be fully funded by the states and Congress but reached no consensus on how much money would be necessary.

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Child Abuse Fatalities Commission Staggers to a Close

During a congressional hearing in 2011, Michael Petit, who then ran an organization called Every Child Matters, was asked which states do the best job protecting children. His answer: those that have “smaller, whiter populations.”