Establish A National Child Abuse Registry for the US.

Establish A National Child Abuse Registry for the US.

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Florangel Ramirez started this petition to Children’s Bureau

There are 3.6 million children that are currently being abused. 4-7 of those children will die every day. The United States is one of the worst among industrialized countries with these numbers.

If the pure of intention of just helping a child doesn’t convince you, what about when it affects you personally?

Statistically, 2/3 of these children will become drug abusers, and are 9 times more likely to become criminals. In 2008, 124 billion dollars was spent on lost worker productivity costs, health care costs, special education costs, child welfare expenditures and criminal justice expenditures (Childhelp.org).

When people complain about high taxes going to government programs? This is why. If we can work to prevent the root of the problem, we won’t have to spend so much on bandaid solutions.

19 % of child victimizers have committed crimes against children before. If there was a national database, these numbers would be smaller. Out of 3.6 million children, 684,000 children could’ve not been another victim of abuse hypothetically. Of course, there are other factors than just state lines, but that would involve reforming the whole way we handle these cases.

Recently, a news story came out about 6 children who were killed by their adoptive parents. These women had multiple counts of child abuse against them in different states. Nothing was done to take these children away from then because there was no communication between states on different child abuse instances, as there is with the sex offender registry.

As I have said before, if we can help push the government to make changes, we can help our society as a whole, help the lives of these children, and start making baby steps towards reforming the child welfare system. Thank you.

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