CHILD CRIMES ENFORCEMENT
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.