The National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, a group of five organizations, includes;The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Center for Child Death Review (NCCDR), National Children’s Alliance (NCA), Every Child Matters, and National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) was formed in 2009 in an effort to draw attention to and help prevent the some 2,500 child abuse deaths each year in the United States. A Congressional staff briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill, where they were told that “Sometimes these ‘Special Victims’ are children who have been abused or killed. I became involved…when I learned of the staggering numbers of children killed every day in real life!” The Coalition hosted the staff briefing to provide information on the issue of child abuse and neglect deaths in the U.S., where they also presented a petition with more than 8,000 signatures from concerned Americans who are urging Congress to take action on the issue. The petition was presented to Representative David Camp (R-Michigan), who was an honorary sponsor of the event and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
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