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U.S. Senator John Cornyn Visits CAC and Discusses Child Sexual Abuse Training Legislation

CACTX and the Center for Child Protection hosted U.S. Senator John Cornyn for a roundtable on April 17th to discuss the importance of training on recognizing, reporting, and preventing child sexual abuse. Senator Cornyn recently filed the Jenna Quinn Law that would authorize federal funding for training programs, like those at Texas CACs, via federal grants through the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. This new funding opportunity could help sustain our CAC network’s ability to ensure school employees, parents, children, and community members are trained in preventing, recognizing, and reporting abuse. 

Senator Cornyn also toured the Center for Child Protection, the CAC serving Travis County, and concluded with a press conference highlighting the importance of recognizing and reporting child abuse. State Representative Tan Parker, the original author of Texas’ Jenna’s Law that requires such training for school employees, students, and parents, joined Senator Cornyn for the event. CACTX is grateful for our state leaders’ support of the CAC model and our collective effort to ensure child victims of abuse have access to safety, justice, and healing. 

          

Learn more by reading the Austin American Statesman article or watching the KXAN segment highlighting the visit.

Did you know:

Out of 59,919 child victims served at a CAC in Texas during state fiscal year 2019, 47%

were between the ages of 6 and 12.

Report Suspected Abuse
Call 1-800-252-5400 or 9-1-1
www.txabusehotline.org