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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
EXCHANGE & GIFT DIVISION
ONE HUNDREDTH CONGRESS
HEARING HELD IN NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 3, 1987
Serial No. 100-29
Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California, Chairman WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan
JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM P. GOODLING, Pennsylvania WILLIAM (BILL) CLAY, Missouri
E. THOMAS COLEMAN, Missouri MARIO BIAGGI, New York
THOMAS E. PETRI, Wisconsin AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania
MARGE ROUKEMA, New Jersey DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan
STEVE GUNDERSON, Wisconsin PAT WILLIAMS, Montana
STEVE BARTLETT, Texas MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California THOMAS J. TAUKE, Iowa MAJOR R. OWENS, New York
RICHARD K. ARMEY, Texas CHARLES A. HAYES, Illinois
HARRIS W. FAWELL, Illinois CARL C. PERKINS, Kentucky
PAUL B. HENRY, Michigan THOMAS C. SAWYER, Ohio
FRED GRANDY, Iowa
CASS BALLENGER, North Carolina
SUBCOMMITTEE ON SELECT EDUCATION
MAJOR R. OWENS, New York, Chairman PAT WILLIAMS, Montana
STEVE BARTLETT, Texas MARIO BIAGGI, New York
JAMES F. JEFFORDS, Vermont AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California
(Ex Officio) (Ex Officio)
Orr, Sally, director of public policy, Association of Junior Leagues; Jill
Shore, president of the board of directors, Northern Westchester Shel-
executive director of Northern Westchester Shelter, Inc...........
of the House Committee on Education and Labor.....
ers; Norma Rollins, executive director, Advocates for Children
REAUTHORIZATION OF THE CHILD ABUSE
PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT
APRIL 3, 1987
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 1:30 p.m., at New York Founding Hospital, 68th Street and Third Avenue, New York, New York.
Members present: Representative Major Owens (presiding); Representative Biaggi.
Mr. OWENS. Will you all be seated, please. The hearing is about to commence.
Let me begin by welcoming you to this hearing of the Subcommittee on Select Education of the House Committee on Education and Labor. It is the first hearing of this Subcommittee to be held in this one hundredth Congress.
I am grateful to have with me my colleague, the Honorable Mario Biaggi, who has a long career of fighting for assistance in the area of child abuse, and I certainly want to thank the witnesses for appearing today on fairly short notice. You have been able to reply; we certainly appreciate that because there is a timetable to meet with respect to this legislation which has driven us a bit hastily in the convening of our
hearings, after going through a transition process of committee leadership.
Today I would like to welcome you and hope that you will respond to our request that has already been sent out to ask for more detailed response with respect to your ideas concerning the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
STATEMENT OF HON. MAJOR R. OWENS, CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMIT.
TEE ON SELECT EDUCATION OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
Mr. OWENS. Our children are, for the first time in our history, experiencing massive rates of drug addiction, including alcoholism, suicide, and more recently enormous rates of child abuse.
Children who are abused and victimized experience a terrorism as cruel as destructive assaults anywhere in the world. Children who are victimized are treated in such a manner partially because they have no power. They have no formal recourse and more often they have no allies to whom they can express their feelings, for