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Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) was established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, which garnered broad, bipartisan support in the House, passed the Senate unanimously, and was signed by President Barack Obama on January 14, 2013. Its mission was to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities across the country resulting from child abuse and neglect. Its tasks were to:

•Raise visibility and build awareness about the problem. •Review data and best practices to determine what is and is not working. •Identify solutions. •Report on findings and make recommendations to drive future policy.

The Commission issued its final report to the president and Congress on March 18, 2016. The report discussed what the Commission learned and outlined the challenges that still lay ahead. It proposed a comprehensive national strategy and recommendations for actions to address these challenges, including steps to be taken by the executive branch, Congress, and states and counties.

The Commission’s term expired on March 18, 2016.

More info about the Commisson can be found at: https://eliminatechildabusefatalities.sites.usa.gov/

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Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (ePub)

Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

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