16 Aug Celebrating a New Law to Protect More Kids from Abuse
Children deserve to grow and thrive free from abuse and neglect, and they depend on adults to keep them safe. SB 236, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly this Spring and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin, closes gaps in background checks of adults who work with children at schools, summer camps, and in the home as babysitters or nannies. SB 236, sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams, allows employers and parents to access important information needed when deciding to hire someone to work with children
Partners in the Face It® Movement to End Child Abuse advocated for the passage of SB 236 during the 2017 legislative session, including providing testimony in support of the bill before the House Health and Family Services Committee and Senate Health and Welfare Committee.
Decisionmakers and Face It partners celebrated the ceremonial signing of SB 236 at a reception at the Capitol on August 15, 2017. View photos from the event below.
Face It looks forward to continuing the momentum of child abuse prevention legislation in the 2018 Kentucky legislative session. Learn how you can get involved in the Face It Movement to End Child Abuse at faceitabuse.org.