"Protect Our Kids" Commission needs family involvement!

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The Friday before the holiday break was an important day as Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced a bipartisan bill that would establish a commission to develop a national strategy for reducing child abuse fatalities. Called the "Protect Our Kids Act", the bill would create a special task force dedicated to reducing child abuse and neglect in America. According to Baucus, more than 15,000 children have died due to abuse and neglect, though the numbers could be higher.

The plan is for the task force created under S. 3705 to be made up of child welfare administrators, researchers, law enforcement and other experts with the expressed goal of studying and evaluating federal, state and private child welfare systems and develop a comprehensive national strategy to prevent and reduce the deaths of children being abused.

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