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Published on May 29, 2012
Part One of remarks given at a Capitol Hill briefing for the release of a report called: "State Secrecy and Child Deaths in the U.S." The report found that information about child abuse deaths and near-deaths that could help prevent future tragedies remains veiled behind many states' restrictive disclosure laws, highlighting the urgent need for systemic reform.
In this clip, Robert Fellmeth, Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) at the University of San Diego School of Law, a national child welfare advocacy organization, gives an overview of the issue and the report's findings The report was released on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on April 17, 2012 by CAI and First Star, a national organization working to improve the lives of America's abused and neglected children.