Hearings and Briefings
2021: Issues Related to Protective Service Record Expungement and Destruction Briefing
Jennie Noll addresses the Pennsylvania assembly. Pennsylvania State Senate Bill 9381 seeks to revise the expungement process for Protective Service records by allowing local agencies to maintain records internally that aid with “risk and safety assessment and research”. Pennsylvania’s current expunction law requires the destruction of all paper and digital records of the investigation after some time, including the relatively expedient destruction of unsubstantiated case files.
2019 CAPTA Congressional Hearing
Yo Jackson, professor of psychology at Penn State, recently provided testimony on strengthening prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor’s subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services.
2018 CAPTA Congressional Briefing
Jennie Noll and Sarah Font address congress. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is up for reauthorization and legislators across the aisle seek to amend and strengthen the law in this process. The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network responded to Congress' needs for scientific information about strategies to prevent maltreatment before it occurs by co-organizing a congressional briefing event and creating a written brief. This brief describes the current research pertaining to the cost of maltreatment, a framework for prevention strategies, and the need for further evaluation of prevention services.