(Child Abuse & Prevention Treatment Act)

Walter Mondale who actively presented this Act was concerned about it, at the time.  Many times it is referred to as the “Mondale Act.”

The following is a publication from Child Welfare Information Gateway http://www.childwelfare.gov/

About CAPTA: A Legislative History

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2004 - 2 pages


This document summarizes the legislative history and purpose of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the key Federal legislation addressing child abuse and neglect. CAPTA was originally enacted in P.L. 93-247 and was most recently amended and reauthorized on June 25, 2003 by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-36).

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