ERIC Number: ED219711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Exploitation of Children. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on Problems of Exploited Children.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The proceedings of this hearing on the exploitation of children deal with the problems of children and adolescents who run away from home. Family problems and abuse that cause these children to leave home are described by former runaway witnesses. Other testimony is included from several people who work with runaway youths and describe programs to help adolescents who are on the street facing such problems as child pornography and child prostitution. Current laws dealing with the runaway problem are discussed and the need for improvement in the juvenile justice system is emphasized. The appendix contains a letter to the Attorney General and his response about the Justice Department's involvement in the exploitation of children as well as a statement by the Department of Health and Human Services on this problem. (JAC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.