Child Protection Legislation http://wesa.fm en Work Remains for PA Lawmakers on Child Protection Legislation http://wesa.fm/post/work-remains-pa-lawmakers-child-protection-legislation <p>Work still remains for state lawmakers on child protection legislation, in spite of the slew of bills signed by the governor last week.<br /><br />The 10 proposals are the result of more than a year of work to tighten up the state’s child protection laws.<br /><br />Central to the effort was a proposal to re-write the state’s legal definition of child abuse to make it less vague.<br /><br />But Bucks County District Attorney Dave Heckler says there’s more to come.<br /> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:04:52 +0000 Mary Wilson 22007 at http://wesa.fm State Lawmakers in Dueling Efforts to Fix Child Protection Infrastructure http://wesa.fm/post/state-lawmakers-dueling-efforts-fix-child-protection-infrastructure <p>A state Senate Republican is making a concerted push for the cautious approach when it comes to child protection legislation.<br><br>House lawmakers are poised to advance a number of proposals intended to make children safer in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky abuse case.<br><br>But at a joint committee hearing this week, GOP state Sen. Bob Mensch of Montgomery County said he’s taking to heart advice from others not to rush anything that could add to the burden of local child welfare offices. &nbsp;<br><br>"This is the first step, not the last step," he said.<br> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:39:43 +0000 Mary Wilson & WESA Staff 7557 at http://wesa.fm