The National Association to Protect Children works closely with leaders of both parties in Congress to enact meaningful reforms to better protect children. We have authored five acts of Congress and partnered with multiple stakeholder groups to contribute to dozens of other federal laws. Our laws focus on building capacity for law enforcement Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, Homeland Security Investigations child exploitation investigations, forensics and victim identification unit, and the FBI Regional Computer Forensic Labs. We also fight hard for victim restitution, sentencing reform, statute of limitations, and victim’s rights.
Our major federal legislation includes The PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, The Child Protection Act of 2012, The HERO Act of 2015 which was Title III of The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, The PROTECT Our Children Act of 2017, The Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017, and The HERO Improvements Act of 2017.
For 2019, we will be fighting hard to address child exploitation crimes on military bases and creating a law to allow the use of courthouse facility dogs for witnesses in federal cases, as well as needed reforms to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). We will also continue our advocacy efforts to address the harm caused when children are forcibly separated from their parents at the southern border.
View our past major landmark legislative victories here: