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Published:April 15th, 2008 08:16 EST
Care2 calls for prevention of child abuse

Care2 calls for prevention of child abuse

By SOP newswire

Each year, almost 1 million American children experience abuse and neglect. Approximately 1400 of those children are killed each year from abuse, most of whom are under the age of one.

And while millions of dollars are spent on police, lawyers, medical care and more for abuse cases, we still do not have adequate funding for the prevention of child abuse.

Sign the petition today to tell Congress to support increased funding for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

CAPTA was passed in 1974 because of increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children. CAPTA provides federal money to state and local communities like yours for programs and services to prevent abuse, protect children and strengthen families.

President Bush has already cut many important human service programs in this year's budget (including domestic violence and juvenile justice funds).

Please help ensure that child abuse services do not get cut as well. Sign the petition today!

Thank you for helping protect children.


Emily, Care2 The PetitionSite