Summary: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/15/19.
STATUS: Introduced 5/15/19 by Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Today, Representatives Donna Shalala (FL-27), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and members of the LGBT Equality Caucus, introduced the House version of the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act. This bill prevents the maltreatment of LGBTQ youth and improves outcomes for LGBTQ kids who enter the child welfare system. (Source: Rep. Shalala, Press Release, 5/15/19)
- LGBT Youth Resources. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Welcome to the Advocacy Center. CWLA’s National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare and CWLA’s Standards of Excellence for Child Welfare Services set a framework for all children, youth and families to flourish. This framework encompasses all of the practice and policy work we do at CWLA. Our Legislative Agenda identifies goals and policy recommendations within this framework.