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National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths

Do over 12,000 child abuse deaths deserve a Congressional hearing?

We think soNational Children's Alliance and its partners — the Every Child Matters Education Fund, the National Association of Social Workers, the National District Attorneys Association, and the National Center for Child Death Review — have come together to form The National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths.  Together, we are  conducting a national campaign that urges Congress to address the fatalities that claim the lives of innocent children every day. Specifically, NCA and its partners are asking Congress to hold hearings and provide emergency funds to stop state cuts in child protective services.

A national strategy for combating maltreatment deaths is imperative. More information about this campaign and to view the release of the Second Edition We Can Do Better: Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in America can be found by scrolling down and clicking on the various resources.

If you have any questions regarding this campaign, please contact Cori Plotkin Streetman at 303.887.4282 or via email.

Members Corner
This "Members Only" section provides resources and materials to National Children's Alliance members available for use in conjunction with this campaign.

Direct link to video and audio recording of the July 12, 2011 hearing in Washington, D.C.

This press release was sent by NCA and other members of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths as a result of a July 2011 Congressional Hearing addressing the issue of child maltreatment deaths.

In July 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report addressing child maltreatment deaths in the U.S. The report was released in conjunction with the July 2011 Congressional Hearing where Coalition representatives testified on this pressing issue.

View a Public Service Announcement in which television actress Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) encourages the public to support the efforts of the Coalition.

The Coalition is comprised of five national organizations joining forces to combat the issue of child abuse and neglect deaths in the US. This informational document can be downloaded and used to help inform local communities of this national effort.

The Second Edition of this report, produced by the Every Child Matters Education Fund, looks at child abuse and neglect deaths in the U.S. from 2001 through 2008. It estimates that a startling 12,000+ children died from abuse or neglect during the eight-year period.

PDF of Full Color Ad

This advertisement and Call to Action was placed in select Washington, D.C. media outlets the week of January 18, 2010.