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Published on May 29, 2012
Part Two 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, Amy Harfeld, National Policy Director & Senior Staff Attorney for the Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) at the University of San Diego School of Law, a national child welfare advocacy organization, summarizes the major findings and recommendations. 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.