Prior to that, federal officials reviewed a preliminary plan and indicated that it is likely that Pennsylvania's plan will be approved and the commonwealth will be awarded CAPTA
funds and permitted to apply for Children's Justice Act federal grant dollars for the first time since 1975.
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Currently, states must submit a comprehensive plan on how they intend to operate child welfare and protection systems, particularly focusing on how they will use federal resources such as CAPTA
and Title IV-B funds (the funding stream provides family preservation and support services).
leaves states with three options in dependency proceedings: 1) appoint an appropriately trained attorney to represent the child; or 2) appoint an appropriately trained [nonlawyer] special advocate (21) to represent the child; or 3) both.
In her testimony, Sullivan Sutton expressed the challenges that child welfare agencies face with implementing the numerous assurances of CAPTA
with limited funds.
and early childhood intervention: Policy and the role of parents.
17) One of the major responses to this article was the creation of mandated reporting statutes; by 1967 every state had enacted a statute mandating reporting of child abuse by certain professionals, and through statutory amendments, more professionals have become mandated reporters over the years, (18) The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974 (CAPTA
) required states to enact mandated reporting laws and create programs and procedures to investigate reports of child abuse in order to receive federal funds provided under CAPTA
provides definitions for sexual abuse and special cases related to withholding or failing to provide medically indicated treatment, it does not provide specific definitions for other types of maltreatment such as physical abuse, neglect or emotional abuse.
15) But the societal threshold for intervention with CAPTA
was developed to prevent significant harm.
However, Guggenheim overlooks the fact that CAPTA
emerged only after President Nixon vetoed the Comprehensive Child Development bill that Mondale had championed.
In addition, self-destructive trade pacts such as NAFTA, CAPTA
, and the proposed FTAA have to be repealed or opposed.
Responding to these concerns, legislative bodies and a growing number of public and private funding initiatives have developed mandates, which require human service agencies to engage in inter-organizational "collaborative efforts," "coordination of services," and "partnerships" (Bush, 2000; CAPTA
PL 104-235, 108-36; Farmakopoulou, 2002; Harrison, Lynch, Rosander, & Borton, 1990; Mattessich & Monsey, 1992; Springer, et al.