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Gov. Signs Bill Bringing PA into Compliance with Federal Child Protection Law

Act 115 was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf today, bringing the state of Pennsylvania into compliance with the most recent changes to the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

CAPTA, originally enacted in 1974 and most recently re-authorized in 2010, is the nation’s key federal legislation regarding child abuse and neglect. In addition to providing definitions for abuse and neglect, CAPTA provides funding for state child protective services systems. The federal law is authorized through 2016 and is up for re-authorization in the next legislative session.

Introduced by Senator Pat Vance (R), and passed unanimously in both chambers, Act 115 makes necessary changes in state law regarding parents who have committed child sexual abuse, the definition of child abuse, and the treatment of child victims of human trafficking.

Per the new law, grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights will now include instances where a parent has been found by a court to have committed sexual abuse against a child, as well as where a parent is required to register with a sex offender registry. Human trafficking is now included in the definition of child abuse, and further, the law now includes law enforcement officers who are investigating cases of human trafficking as a party to whom information from child abuse reports may be provided. 

Enacting these changes ensures that Pennsylvania is best positioned in its efforts to not only protect children from abuse and neglect, but also to provide justice to victims.


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