December 12, 2013

Hirono Co-Sponsors Bill to Reauthorize Victims of Child Abuse Act

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono yesterday joined colleagues to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act, which provides funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers that help victims of violent crimes and law enforcement.

The VOCAA Reauthorization Act of 2013 would increase authorization levels for the centers for the first time since the the act was enacted in 1990. Hawaii’s five Children’s Justice Centers, which serve every county, are members of the National Children’s Alliance and its affiliated centers, according to Hirono’s office.

“We want to give our keiki the best possible start in life, which also means protection for those who are victims of terrible crimes,” Hirono said in a statement.

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By:  Chad Blair
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat