Rep. Stefanik supports Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined a bipartisan group of fellow Education and Labor Committee Members to introduce the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) to strengthen federal efforts to prevent the harmful impacts of child abuse.
Stronger CAPTA includes an amendment that Congresswoman Stefanik authored to authorize and fund a National Child Abuse Hotline.Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement:
“I am very proud to reintroduce the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, a much-needed, bipartisan bill to address the unacceptable rise in child abuse cases across the country. This bill will provide funding to improve the quality of child protective services, increase collaboration between states, and strengthen support for families in New York’s 21st Congressional District. It also includes an amendment that I co-authored to authorize and fund a National Child Abuse Hotline. Unfortunately, at a time when fewer children are in the classroom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this bill is more important than ever.”