Part Five of remarks given at a Capitol Hill briefing for the release of a report called: “State Secrecy and Child Deaths in the U.S.” The report found that information about child abuse deaths and near-deaths that could help prevent future tragedies remains veiled behind many states’ restrictive disclosure laws, highlighting the urgent need for systemic reform.
In this clip, Kim Day of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, addresses the need for a national strategy to prevent child deaths. The report was released on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on April 17, 2012 by Children’s Advocacy Institute (CAI) at the University of San Diego School of Law, and First Star, two national organizations working to improve the lives of America’s abused and neglected children. A question and answer session with all the briefing participants follows Ms. Day’s remarks. Robert C. Fellmeth, CAI Executive Director and Price Professor of Public Interest Law at the USD School of Law, Amy Harfeld, National Policy Director & Senior Staff Attorney for CAI, and Ms. Day answer questions.