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H.R. 1658: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to promote a high-quality workforce in the child welfare system.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 8, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1658

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 8, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to promote a high-quality workforce in the child welfare system.

1.

Promoting a high-quality workforce in the child welfare system

Section 105(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:

(4)

Promoting a high-quality workforce

The Secretary may award grants under this subsection to entities to carry out programs or strategies that promote a high-quality workforce in the child welfare system through—

(A)

improvements to recruitment, support, or retention efforts; or

(B)

education for professionals and paraprofessionals in the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

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