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Strengthening Legal Framework

  • Enact or enhance legislation to establish a strong legal framework specifically addressing crimes against children, including child abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and online crimes.

  • Ensure that the legal definitions, penalties, and sentencing guidelines reflect the severity and unique nature of crimes against children.

  • Establishing the age of consent, federally, at 18 which shall override any and all existing age of consent laws across the several states, including religious exemptions.

Comprehensive Prevention Programs

  • Develop and implement comprehensive prevention programs that focus on educating children, parents, caregivers, and educators about child safety, abuse prevention, and recognizing signs of abuse or exploitation.

  • Collaborate with schools, community organizations, and law enforcement agencies to raise awareness and provide resources to prevent child victimization.

Enhanced Law Enforcement Efforts

  • Allocate resources and training to law enforcement agencies to improve their capacity to investigate and respond to crimes against children.

  • Establish specialized units or task forces dedicated to addressing child related crimes and ensuring effective coordination among relevant agencies.

Strict Background Checks and Employment Screening

  • Implement stringent background checks and employment screening processes for individuals working with children, including teachers, childcare providers, coaches, and volunteers.

  • Require thorough vetting, including criminal record checks and reference verification, to minimize the risk of potential abusers having access to children.

Victim Support and Rehabilitation

  • Enhance victim support services, including counseling, therapy, and legal assistance, to ensure that child victims receive the necessary care and support to recover from the trauma.

  • Collaborate with child advocacy centers, nonprofits, and social service agencies to provide comprehensive services tailored to the specific needs of child victims.

Public Awareness Campaigns

  • Launch public awareness campaigns to educate the general public about the signs of child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.

  • Encourage reporting of suspected abuse or exploitation through anonymous hotlines and provide protection for whistleblowers.

International Cooperation and Legislation

  • Strengthen international cooperation to combat crimes against children, including sharing intelligence, best practices, and resources among nations.

  • Advocate for international treaties and agreements that address child protection and support the prosecution of offenders across borders.

Adequate Funding and Resources

  • Allocate sufficient funding and resources to support the implementation of child protection policies, including training programs, victim support services, and law enforcement efforts.

  • Prioritize child protection within the budgetary allocation and ensure sustainability of initiatives.

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