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house of delegates resolutions
104B
WITHDRAWN

Urges Review of Mandatory Abuse and Neglect Laws

RESOLVED, That the _ urges federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments to review their mandatory reporting laws for instances of child abuse or neglect to determine what changes, if any, are appropriate to better protect children and to provide appropriate sanctions for abuse and neglect.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the _ urges each jurisdiction to educate the public on the definition of child abuse and neglect within said jurisdiction as well as on how to recognize abuse and to whom to report the abuse.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the _ urges federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments to provide civil immunity for good faith reporters of child abuse and neglect.