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All Kentuckians are mandated reporters. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Child Protection Hotline.

1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331

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Face It Policy Priorities and Children’s Advocacy Week is  February 6 – 10, 2023!

Partners, parents, and caregivers, we need you to ask elected officials to prioritize kids in the 2023 legislative session! Join the Face It Policy Team in advocating for the following policy priorities that keep kids safe and healthy during the 2023 state legislative session. Kentucky Youth Advocates Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of committed agencies that are working together to make Kentucky a place with thriving communities, strong families, and successful kids. This 2023 Legislative Session, Face It will prioritize the following:

  • Eliminate the use of corporal punishment in schools to create safer, more nurturing learning environments for students
  • Establish an independent Ombudsman that provides oversight of the child welfare system by investigating concerns of safety and well-being, identifying systemic issues related to administration or practice, and making recommendations for improvements
  • Close the gaps in reporting of suspected maltreatment to ensure the reporting of child abuse or neglect is properly communicated to the appropriate external agencies, not only the agency who employs the adult suspected of abuse, and investigated

Track the progress of Face It policy priorities and other bills that are good for kids on the Kentucky Youth Advocates General Assembly Bill Tracker.

Would you like to use your voice to speak up for Kentucky kids and families, but are unsure of where to begin? Use these steps from our partners at Kentucky Youth Advocates:

  • Look up who represents you in Frankfort using KYA’s legislator look up tool
  • Write your legislator
  • Call your legislator
  • Attend Children’s Advocacy Week at the Capitol (an effort to unite advocates from across the state to raise their voices on behalf of children’s safety, health, education, and economic well-being)
  • Learn how to be an effective Advocate
  • Join the Children’s Advocacy Week Prep Webinar on February 1, 2023 at 10 AM EST

If you are a teacher or with a youth-serving organization interested in bringing a group of students to the Capitol for the Rally for Kentucky Kids on February 8, 2023, contact Jami Garth.