For one Carlisle lawyer, the Jerry Sandusky scandal wasn’t just a tragedy — it was the failure of an “antiquated” child protection law that is in need of a complete overhaul. Jason Kutulakis, senior partner of Abom & Kutulakis LLP in Carlisle, joined 10 other attorneys, doctors, judges, social workers and education officials on the […]
Jason practices in the area of construction law, civil litigation, workers' compensation insurance defense litigation, business counseling, child welfare, and municipal law. Jason is counsel to various size businesses in south central Pennsylvania and provides counsel to insurance carriers as well.
Jason Kutulakis, senior partner of Abom & Kutulakis LLP in Carlisle, joined the Pennsylvania Child Abuse Task Force last January. “Usually what happens is a band aid approach, where one piece of legislation is passed at a time,” Kutulakis said. “This was a comprehensive overhaul to child abuse laws which hasn’t been done in 20 years.”
Task force member Jason Kutulakis, a Carlisle attorney at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P., said he considered the most pressing recommendation be the expanded use of multidisciplinary investigative teams and additional child advocacy centers, so that they are located within a 90-minute drive of any Pennsylvania child.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania should enact sweeping changes to its child abuse laws, including stronger penalties for failing to report the crime, a legislative commission concluded Tuesday after a year of study prompted by Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on molestation charges. The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection recommended rewriting state law, redefining what constitutes […]
CHILD PROTECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA: PROPOSED RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON CHILD PROTECTION (Released 11/27/12)
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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say the man who led Sunday night’s murder of a Hess gas station clerk was released from Cumberland County Prison on $125,000 unsecured bail only 11 days earlier. Earlier this month, Shante Rice, 19, was charged with a recent burglary spree in Carlisle in which two men were caught trying […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawyers are teaming up to educate the public about reporting suspected child abuse. The state bar association and 36 county bar associations announced a campaign Monday that focuses on the Child Protective Services Law and how people can alert authorities to suspected abuse. They’re spreading the word about the state-run ChildLine […]
The Pennsylvania Bar Association launched a public education campaign Monday, focusing on the right steps to take when it comes to reporting child abuse. The campaign is aimed at showing what’s expected under the Pennsylvania child protective services law. Under the law, adults working with children must report suspected child abuse or they could face […]
Pennsylvania Bar Association launches public education campaign about reporting suspected child abuse
Thirty-four children died in Pennsylvania last year from child abuse, and more than 3,400 cases of reported child abuse were substantiated. A total of 24,378 cases of suspected abuse were reported. Those statistics along with the high-profile case of Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse conviction shine the light on this problem and the need to […]
Jason Kutulakis Featured – Courtesy Fox43 News Jason Kutulakis was a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Juvenile Procedural Rules Committee (2001-2007) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Children’s Rights Committee. He was selected by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee. as the 2006 Child Advocate of the Year for his outstanding advocacy work on […]
The approach investigators use in talking with possible victims of child abuse can make all the difference in whether the case makes it to court, Harrisburg attorney Jason Kutulakis said. Take the wrong tack, and the child “will probably shut down,” the founder of the nonprofit ChildFirst Pennsylvania program told about 40 professionals from throughout […]
If the latest proposal for the Penn State Dickinson School of Law goes through, the likelihood is there won’t be a law school in Carlisle in about a decade. Building Dedication at Penn State LawMore than 500 people celebrated the dedication of The Lewis Katz Hall and H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library at The […]