Coons touts Victims of Child Abuse Act in Georgetown

By Joe Irizarry 5:03pm, August 21, 2014
Senator Coons (WDEL/file)
Senator Chris Coons celebrates the signing into law by President Obama earlier this month of the Victims of Child Abuse Act reauthorization bill.

The bill re-authorizes funding support, training and accreditation for Children's Advocacy Centers nationwide.

Coons was at the Children's Advocacy Center in Georgetown to discuss the passage of the bipartisan bill, and he explains its importance.

"Instead of a child being interviewed once by police, a second time at a hospital, a third time by social workers, a fourth time before trial, they're only interviewed one time, one place by a coordinated team of professionals," said Coons.

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Coons adds this will help the more than 800 Child Advocacy Centers in the United States that have the difficult work of healing children and families.

Coons was joined today by Deputy Attorney General Patricia Dailey Lewes and the executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware.



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