28 Feb Statement from the Face It® Movement on Kentucky House Passing HB 1
(Louisville, KY, February 28, 2018) – Today the Kentucky House took a significant step forward in keeping kids safe from abuse by passing HB 1, which sets forth a comprehensive plan for strengthening how Kentucky supports children impacted by abuse and neglect.
Strong state policies help to strengthen communities and keep kids safe from abuse, which is why the Face It Movement to end child abuse convenes a broad-based policy work team that promotes policy recommendations on which our state legislators can take action.
“The Kentucky House has put Kentucky kids and their families on a path to a brighter, safer, more caring future,” said Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. “The Kentucky House has prioritized kids with this child welfare reform that both emphasizes safety and commits to the ideal that every Kentucky kid needs a safe and loving family.”
This legislation reflects the efforts of the bipartisan House Working Group on Adoptions and their relentless commitment to prioritize the well-being of children. Face It applauds the diligent work of the House Working Group on Adoptions and for the leadership of co-sponsors Representative Meade and Representative Jenkins on HB 1.
About the Face It® Movement: The Face It Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, and officially launched in April 2013 as an initiative led by Kosair Charities. Face It directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Kentucky with the promotion of best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, engaging the community, and advocating for effective policies to improve the child welfare system. For further information visit http://faceitabuse.org. Socially, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceitabuse, Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceitabuse.