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Send a message to a NJ lawmaker to advance a child safety measure!
A common-sense safety measure to protect children being cared for in private homes is on its way to becoming law – but we need your help to keep the momentum going.
This spring, the state Senate approved a bill that would require state registered family child care providers and others over 18 living in the household to undergo criminal history background checks. Currently, these providers and household members are not required to undergo this critical safety check.
The Assembly companion bill, A-3238, is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Women and Children Committee. Please urge Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt, the bill’s primary sponsor, to post the bill for a hearing soon!
We need to let Chairwoman Lampitt know that we cannot delay in enacting this basic child safety measure.
Please send a message now.It takes just a minute!
The background checks would be conducted on home-based child care providers who are registered with the state and certain members of their family. The bill requires the state deny registration to a provider if he or she and/or their family member has been convicted of any of the 14 serious crimes and offenses listed in the bill. The bill also requires the state police to notify the Department of Children and Families if a person who previously passed the background check is later convicted of a crime.
ACNJ has been working closely with lawmakers on this common-sense measure that can help ensure children are in safe environments while their parents work. Please send a message today!
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