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Kamala Harris, senators pushing for emergency funding for Children Protection Act

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Posted at 8:58 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 11:58:17-04

California Senator Kamala Harris and several other senators are pushing for emergency funding for the Children Protection Act.

Legislators have released a draft of the emergency funding which would provide $500 million in emergency funds for local child protective services and one million dollars for community-based child abuse prevention programs.

As children are being kept at home to limit the spread of COVID-19 those who are vulnerable to child abuse are at particular risk during the national emergency.

Harris said, "it's vital we provide resources to services that protect children from harm."