➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Why Child Abuse in Military Families May Be Going Unreported
Pew Charitable Trust: Stateline – June 07, 2017
Advocates for children celebrated last year when President Barack Obama signed a law meant to keep military officials from concealing child abuse and neglect on military bases. But U.S. Department of Defense officials say the law doesn’t address one key reason why military children who are mistreated may not be getting all the help they need. Talia’s Law, named for a 5-year-old girl who was killed by her soldier father on a military base in Hawaii, requires military officials to immediately report any suspected child abuse or neglect involving military families to state social services agencies. But there is no reciprocal requirement for social services agencies – the agencies aren’t required to let the military know about reports of suspected child abuse and neglect in military families.