NLG Joins Together for Girls and Hundreds of Child Well-Being Professionals to Call on Congress for Emergency Aid

Samier - June 09, 2020

NLG  joined an effort that called on Congress for emergency funds to support the unprecedented challenges children are facing while in Quarantine. These include and are not limited to long-term isolation from friends and social networks; loss of regular access to supportive adults and structure, leading to challenges with motivation, difficulty solving problems, and poor decision-making; and sharp increases in domestic violence and child physical/sexual abuse during quarantine.

Organized by Together for Girls, the joint letter calls on Congress to invest at least $300 million in emergency funding to strengthen child safety and protection programs in the next COVID-19 Relief Package; and calls for significant funding increases for Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) State and Prevention grants and other child abuse prevention and intervention programs within the Department of Health and Human Services.