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Press Advisory: House Holds Hearing on Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

GAO, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, and Actress Tamara Tunie Scheduled to Testify

On Tuesday July 12, 2011, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means will hold a congressional hearing on child deaths due to maltreatment. Chairman Geoff Davis (R-KY) announced the hearing that will coincide with the release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on child abuse and neglect deaths associated with the child welfare system. Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, called for the hearing this past spring during a Congressional briefing on child abuse deaths held on Capitol Hill, hosted by the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths.

Congressional Hearing on Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

10:00 am

Rayburn House Building B-318, Washington, D.C. (Southwest of the Capitol on a site bounded by Independence Avenue, South Capitol Street, First Street, and C Street, S.W.)

MEDIA ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS HEARING

Individuals to Testify Include:

Kay E. Brown, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tamara Tunie, Actress  (Law & Order: SVU) and celebrity spokesperson for the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths

Carole Jenny, MD,  Director of the Child Protection Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and an internationally known expert in child abuse prevention and treatment.

Theresa Covington, MPH, Director for the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths and member of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths.

Michael Petit, MSW, President, Every Child Matters Education Fund and member of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths.

Jane McClure Burstain, Senior Policy Analyst, Texas Center on Public Policy Priorities
Ms. Tunie and Coalition Members will be available for interviews immediately following the hearing.   For more information about the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, visit http://www.endchildabusedeaths.org.

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