Public education campaign begins on how to report child abuse

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 thousands of dollars in fines.

“We’re trying to highlight how easy it is to report perceived instances of child abuse,” commented Tom Wilkinson. “The access and resources that are available, by the people of the Department of Welfare who are available around the clock and answer those kinds of questions and concerns and investigate good faith reports of child abuse.”

Courtesy of CBS21 -Nate Wardle

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 behalf of children throughout the Commonwealth. He is the solicitor for Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth.

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