California Observes “Child Abuse Prevention Month”

Sacramento –Senator Jim Battin (R – La Quinta) proudly announces that the legislature has approved his SCR81 which designates April 2008 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”  Senator Battin has authored this resolution for the past 6 years, to draw attention to the abuse and neglect of California’s children.

 “I am pleased the legislature has once again declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month,” Battin said.  “By working with groups like the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the legislature can draw attention to the problem of child abuse in our communities.”

 The resolution, passed unanimously by the legislature, will soon be chaptered by the Secretary of State.  Battin has been a strong advocate for protecting our children throughout his legislative career.  He has carried legislation to provide funding to fight child pornography, as well as tougher sentencing for child abuse crimes.

 “Child abuse is one of most evil, insidious crimes of our society.  Left unaddressed, it breeds generations of people who are emotionally damaged, and susceptible to high risk behaviors that can lead to criminality.  By raising awareness of this issue, we can root out the problems of child abuse,” Battin said. “Promoting the opportunity for a child’s healthy existence should be one of the highest priorities of our society.  We must be able to provide our children with a safer life and a brighter future.”

 Senator Battin encourages communities to help strengthen our families by advocating against child abuse and neglect.