Lawmakers Talk about Child Protection Task Force

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task forceLawmakers are looking to continue protecting kids in Pennsylvania.

House Judiciary Committee’s Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) and House Children and Youth Committee’s Chairwoman Kathy Watson (R-Bucks) hosted a joint hearing to obtain testimony from members of the Child Protection Task Force.

The task force presented its report to the committees and answered questions from the members in attendance.

The two committees hope to gather information and examine the recommendations in order to develop legislation pertaining to the findings of the task force.

One of the important aspects of the task force is a forensic interviewer who is trained to ask developmentally appropriate questions to the child.

The forensic interviewer interviews the child and that child’s interview is preserved by video if the need were to arise to go to court. With this method, the child would not have to be subjected to several interviews with multiple professionals; it’s a one stop shop process.