ERIC Number: ED261332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Selected State Legislation: A Guide for Effective State Laws to Protect Children.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Washington, DC.
This report was developed to highlight some of the most effective state laws that concern child victimization. It is intended for use by state legislators, governors, and state officials as well as by all citizens concerned about protecting children. A sampling of varied legislation from several states is included which demonstrates how the issues of missing and exploited children are treated most effectively by the states. State legislation is reviewed in the areas of: (1) missing children; (2) sexual abuse and exploitation; (3) criminal code provisions; (4) the child in the courtroom; (5) protecting the privacy of the child victim; (6) education and prevention; (7) schools; (8) licensing and criminal history information; (9) training for youth system, social services, and criminal justice professionals; (10) treatment and rehabilitation of the child victim; (11) court-appointed advocates; (12) parental kidnapping; and (13) child pornography and child prostitution. A section on additional sources of information lists 13 agencies and organizations in the areas of child abuse, victims' assistance, education, restitution, and parental kidnapping. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Washington, DC.