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H.Con.Res. 94 (ih) Recognizing the public need for reconciliation and healing, urging the United States to unite in seeking God, and recommending that the Nation's leaders call for days of prayer. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 93 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES May 4, 1999 Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the social problem of child abuse and neglect and supporting efforts to enhance public awareness of this problem. Whereas each year more than 3,000,000 children in the United States are reported as suspected victims of child abuse and neglect; Whereas more than 500,000 American children are currently unable to live safely with their families and have been placed in foster homes and institutions; Whereas it is estimated that more than 1,000 children in the United States, 78 percent of whom are less than 5 years of age and 38 percent of whom are less than 1 year of age, lose their lives each year as a direct result of abuse and neglect; Whereas the tragic social problem of child abuse and neglect results in human and economic costs due to its relationship to crime and delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and welfare dependency; and Whereas April has been designated by the President as Child Abuse Prevention Month to focus public awareness on this social ill: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That-- (1) it is the sense of the Congress that-- (A) the faith community, nonprofit organizations, State and local officials involved in prevention of child abuse and neglect, and volunteers throughout the United States should recommit themselves and mobilize their resources to assist children in danger of abuse or neglect; (B) Federal resources should be marshalled in a manner that maximizes their impact on the prevention of child abuse and neglect; (C) because abuse and neglect of children increases the likelihood that they will later engage in criminal activity, State and local officials should be provided with increased flexibility that allows them to use Federal law enforcement resources in the fight to prevent child abuse and neglect if they consider that use appropriate; and (D) child protective services agencies, law enforcement agencies, and the judicial system should coordinate their efforts to the maximum extent possible to prevent child abuse and neglect; and (2) the Congress-- (A) supports efforts in the United States to-- (i) focus the attention of the Nation on the disturbing problem of child abuse; (ii) demonstrate gratitude to the people in the United States who work to keep children safe; and (iii) encourage individuals to take action in their own communities to make them healthier places in which children can grow and thrive; and (B) commends the faith community, nonprofit organizations, State and local officials involved in prevention of child abuse and neglect, and volunteers throughout America for their efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children everywhere. Passed the House of Representatives April 29, 1999. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.
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