January 15, 2005
Child Abuse Task Force Reveals Findings
Salt Lake City [KSL News]
After months of investigation and study, the Utah Child Abuse Prevention Task Force has finished it's work.
The Utah Child Abuse Prevention Task Force is delivering its findings today. Members of the task force include political figures, medical professionals, and citizens like Lillian Miller who has two children that were abused while in daycare. Miller says, "Once there's a victim, everybody becomes a victim, and I just would not want this to happen to anybody else."
Task force Co-Chair Doctor Edward Clark says all those working against child abuse must work together better to prevent child abuse from happening. "It is first for the citizens of Utah to support al Utah parents to raise safe, healthy, and successful children."
The committee is also urging lawmakers to enact what they call a Kids' Action Plan. The plan includes seven points, and committee members say if they are implemented they would prevent abuse from happening.
Utah Legislators say they have bills currently being drafted to re-organize the Utah Children's Trust Fund, which will be open to all organizations working to prevent child abuse.
Posted by Nancy at January 15, 2005 04:33 PM