Act Now for CACs
Call on Congress to support the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018
Five years ago, NCA worked closely with our CAC champions in Congress, as well as the Regional CACs, NCAC and the DAs, to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act, making current our federal funding through 2018. Unanimously passing this reauthorization was critical because it reinforced Congress’ commitment to CACs and ensured we didn’t see cuts that other programs faced.
This year, we are again working with US Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Coons (Del.), and US Representatives Ted Poe (Texas) and Jim Costa (Calif.) to pass the bipartisan Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018 (HR 5955/S 2961). This reauthorization effort updates the statute to better reflect how CACs are currently serving families, and increases the authorized funding level to $25 million. Increasing the federal funding level will provide a meaningful infusion of resources that can make an enormous impact on the children served by CACs every day.
How you can help:
Call your US Senators or US Representatives and urge them to cosponsor HR 5955/S 2961, and quickly pass this critical legislation.
To sign onto S 2961, please contact Sen. Blunt (202-224-5721) or Sen. Coons (202-224-5042.) To sign onto HR 5955, please contact with Rep. Poe (202-225-6565) or Rep. Costa (202-225-3341). For any additional questions, contact Denise Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org