In The News
House unanimously passes Bass legislation to fight child link between sex trafficking and foster youth
The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
Amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that the state plan under the Act certifies that the state has in effect and is enforcing a state law, or is operating a statewide program, relating to child abuse and neglect that includes provisions and procedures requiring: (1) identification and assessment of reports involving child trafficking, and (2) training child protective services workers about identifying and providing services for such children.
View photos and video from the latest Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day!
Today, 67 foster youth from around the country join the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and special guests Dr. Phil from the Dr. Phil Show as well as Cierra Ramirez and Hayden Byerly from the ABC Family show The Fosters. Watch here.