June 2000Vol. 1, No. 4Legislators Group Focusing on Community-Based Child Protection
State legislators are the targets of a national project to promote community-based child protection.
The National Conference of State Legislatures, with funding from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, is implementing a 2-year project to help State legislators learn about community-based approaches to child protection. The Clark foundation currently is funding Community Partnerships for Child Protection projects in four cities: St. Louis, Missouri; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Louisville, Kentucky; and Jacksonville, Florida.
NCSL's project will include the following activities:
- Site visits by legislators to each of the McConnell Clark Community Partnership sites
- Publications on the role of state legislators in community child protection
- Technical assistance to a limited number of States over the next 2 years
- A new website focused on community child protection.
Other activities also are planned. To read about the project online, visit http://www.ncsl.org/programs/cyf/ClarkCCPP.htm (Editor's note: this link is no longer available). To learn more about the site visits, visit http://www.ncsl.org/programs/cyf/CFPCCP.htm.
For more information about NCSL's Community Child Protection Project, contact:
National Conference of State Legislatures
Denver, CO 80202