scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 412
Public Policy Proposals There are several policies currently employed to ameliorate the increasing number of cases of physical and sexual abuse in children Many of these policies provide for after the fact support services for the abused The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act CAPTA the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Act PSSF and the John H Chafee Foster Care Independence Program CFCIP greatly fund intervention assessment counseling and support services Though these services are vitally important there also need be strict policies governing the prosecution and punishment of the abusers In the past numerous policy proposals were centered on establishing preset sentences for abusers however because the courts are hesitant to believe young children these policies failed more often than not Presently there is no law that directly states the amount of time an abuser must be sentenced to resulting in many abusers not being punished at all After much research into the legislation surrounding child welfare we have several policy proposals regarding the sentencing and punishment of offenders In cases where the abuse in deemed minor the offender will be subject to a large fine a warning and the child will be removed temporarily pending an investigation When the abuse directly results in the death of the child the abuser will be handed two life sentences or in extreme cases the death penalty For first time offenders of minor abuse the child will be removed from the abusive environment and the abuser will have to attend Child Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation training In all another abusive situations the child will be immediately removed from the environment and immediate investigation will take place and harsh sentencing will be handed down ranging from three to five in a correctional facility to life imprisonment As of March 1 2004 several new bills aimed at alleviating the issue of child abuse were passed through Congress These bills include House Bill 1196 which allows law enforcement
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA