There’s no better way to begin celebrating Child Abuse Prevention Month than with the passage of legislation to protect young victims of abuse.
We applaud the Kentucky House and Senate for passing SB 60, sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield, to better protect child victims of repeated abuse. Children often find it difficult to remember specific details of each incident of abuse, yet they can recount the abuse that occurred. This bill will accommodate a child’s more generalized testimony when a tragedy of repeated abuse occurs, known as a continuous course of conduct. SB 60 considers how age and trauma impact a child’s memory.
Both chambers passed the bill unanimously in the final days of the 2016 legislative session. We thank Senator Westerfield for sponsoring this bill and Representative Joni Jenkins for championing similar legislation. Please thank your legislators for passing this important piece of legislation to better protect Kentucky children.
Three ways to thank your legislators:
- Call the legislative message line at 1-800-372-7181 and leave a message of thanks for your legislators.
- Email or write a thank you note to your legislators. Find their email address here or Frankfort office address on their bio page here.
- Tweet a thank you to your legislators here.
Deliver this or a similar message to your legislators:
“Thank you for passing SB 60 to better protect child victims of repeated abuse.”