Federal Laws Related to Child Protection

Federal laws have a significant impact on how States fund and deliver child protection, child welfare, and adoption programs and services. This section includes publications and resources on Federal laws and policies related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare,...

Ex-Michigan State gymnastics coach charged in Nassar case

Author:DAVID EGGERT Associated Press A former head coach of Michigan State ‘s gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar . A...

Man guilty of sexually abusing child he knew

Author: Staff report The Beacon-News An Aurora man has been found guilty of sexually abusing a child he knew. Kane County Associate Judge David R. Kliment on Friday convicted 44-year-old Antonio Pena, 300 block of West Galena Boulevard, of 14 counts of aggravated...

Don’t wait to report suspected child abuse

Author:  Mary Beth Bonaventura Reports of abuse and neglect have steadily risen since the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline was centralized in 2010. Last year, the Hotline received 225,152 reports of alleged child abuse or neglect, compared to 202,493 reports in 2014. April...

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