January 09, 2019

President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Survivors of Child Abuse

WASHINGTON – President Trump this week signed into law a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan that will help survivors of child abuse. The legislation reauthorizes the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA), which provides funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers that support victims of child abuse and help law enforcement hold perpetrators accountable.

“The reauthorization of this bipartisan law will help to support children who have been the victims of abuse and to bring perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice,” Senator Hassan said. “Protecting children from harm is one of our most fundamental responsibilities, and I will keep fighting to ensure that Congress does more to help keep our children healthy and safe.”

Children’s Advocacy Centers are responsible for the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases by using a multidisciplinary approach. For more information, visit here.

As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Senator Hassan has continued her commitment to protecting New Hampshire’s young people, including supporting the bipartisan Continuation of Useful Resources To States (COURTS) Act to provide much-needed support to courts handling child welfare cases as well as the bipartisan Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which has been signed into law by the President, to help grandparents raising grandchildren better meet the needs of the children in their care.

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