➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
PA: Proactive child abuse prevention gets increased attention as fatality rate rises in Pa.
Keystone Crosswords – June 06, 2017
Currently, Pennsylvania funds child abuse prevention through the 67 county-level child and youth agencies. Those agencies have been struggling since 2014 when the legislature passed 24 new laws aimed at preventing another Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Those laws widened the definition of child abuse, increased the number of mandatory reporters, and created strict penalties for not reporting suspected abuse. But these changes didn’t come with any additional funding for agencies charged with responding to and investigating these claims.