Authorization:
Executive Order 2015-06)Jolene's Law Task Force
Activities:
Jolene's Law Task Force will study and make policy recommendations to address the following areas: 1. Methods to increase awareness of issues regarding sexual abuse of children, including warning signs that may indicate that a child is the victim of sexual abuse and the actions and language a child may use to express that they are a victim of sexual abuse; 2. The actions that a child who is the victim of sexual abuse could take to obtain assistance and intervention;3. How to best provide support and assistance to children who are victims of sexual abuse;4. Policies to encourage adults to take responsibility for the protection of children from sexual abuse and to respond appropriately when sexual abuse of a child is suspected;5. Collaboration of public and private organizations to assist in the recognition and prevention of sexual abuse of children, using research and evidence based practice; and 6. Any other recommendation the task force deems appropriate in addressing this issue
Organization:
Executive Branch
Composition:
This task force shall consist of the following seventeen members appointed by the Governor. Three members of the Senate. Two members of the House. A child abuse pediatrician whose experience and clinical practice is associated with a child advocacy center in the state. A representative associated with a non-profit organization that provides training and education aimed at the prevention of sexual abuse of children. A representative from a child advocacy center in the state who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. A representative from a tribal organization in this state with experience and training in the area of sexual abuse of children. A representative of a law enforcement organization in the state with direct experience working with child sexual abuse investigations. A victim's advocate who works directly with child victims of sexual abuse. A mental health professional with experience and training using trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy in the area of sexual abuse. A representative from the Dept. of Health, the Dept. of Education and a state's attorney.
Term of Appointment:
Executive Order and Task Force expire on January 1, 2016

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