Watch: Testimony on Child Deaths from Maltreatment

July 15, 2011

A congressional hearing on prevention of child death due to neglect and abuse coincided with the release of a report by the Government Accountability
Office which, among other things, confirms assertion by the National Coalition
to End Child Abuse Deaths (NCECAD) and others that the numbers of children who
die from maltreatment each year is understated by 55% to 75%. That brings the
number of 1,700 reported killed in 2009 to some 2,500 killed.

Every Child Matters President and Coalition member Michael Petit presented testimony at the
hearing and later that day was interviewed by CNN. His testimony,aired on CSPAN, is here:

 


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