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Message ID: 8987
Date: 2011-11-03

Author:ANNE DAY

Subject:Re: National Child Abuse and Neglect Registry

I've heard this idea proposed before and I can't help but wonder, if there were such a registry, what would you do with that information? Employment interacting with children already requires a background check and pertinent abuse history is available to family courts in custody cases. Would this list be to inform people of their neighbors' past activity? What impact would that have on reforming abusive behavior? I have to agree with Keva Miller and hope such a registry is not and will not come into existence. That said, a database sharing information on abuse from criminal court to family court and CPS, I should think would be helpful. In Philadelphia, we've recently had a case where a woman with a history of brutally abusing her siblings gained custody of children because the abuse was disclosed in criminal court and family court didn't know about it when they granted custody (http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20111028_In__02__judge_in_charge_of_Tacony_dungeon_case_gave_Weston_custody_of_her_niece.html). On Nov 2, 2011, at 1:35 PM, Keva Miller wrote: Not to my knowledge. I would hope such a registry would not be in existence. Keva Miller Sent from my iPhone On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:38 PM, "Payne, Ancil (ACS)" > wrote: Question: Is there any current work being done to craft legislature at the federal level to create a national database for persons with a history of abusing and/or neglecting children? Thanks. Ancil ________________________________ Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail communication, and any attachments, contains confidential and privileged information for the exclusive use of the recipient(s) named above. If you are not an intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, distribution or copying of it or its contents is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by replying to this message and delete this communication from your computer. Thank you. -- Anne Day anneday@sp2.upenn.edu anne.day@temple.edu Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

I've heard this idea proposed before and I can't help but wonder, if there were such a registry, what would you do with that information? Employment interacting with children already requires a background check and pertinent abuse history is available to family courts in custody cases. Would this list be to inform people of their neighbors' past activity? What impact would that have on reforming abusive behavior? I have to agree with Keva Miller and hope such a registry is not and will not come into existence. That said, a database sharing information on abuse from criminal court to family court and CPS, I should think would be helpful. In Philadelphia, we've recently had a case where a woman with a history of brutally abusing her siblings gained custody of children because the abuse was disclosed in criminal court and family court didn't know about it when they granted custody (http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20111028_In__02__judge_in_charge_of_Tacony_dungeon_case_gave_Weston_custody_of_her_niece.html). On Nov 2, 2011, at 1:35 PM, Keva Miller wrote: Not to my knowledge. I would hope such a registry would not be in existence. Keva Miller Sent from my iPhone On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:38 PM, "Payne, Ancil (ACS)" > wrote: Question: Is there any current work being done to craft legislature at the federal level to create a national database for persons with a history of abusing and/or neglecting children? Thanks. Ancil ________________________________ Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail communication, and any attachments, contains confidential and privileged information for the exclusive use of the recipient(s) named above. If you are not an intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, distribution or copying of it or its contents is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by replying to this message and delete this communication from your computer. Thank you. -- Anne Day annedaysp2.upenn.edu anne.daytemple.edu Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.