Status Summary

3/17/21 - Passed the House. 

03/17/2021 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (Updated 4/9/21)

Legislative Session



In Progress


Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby"

This bill reauthorizes the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 to expand services for preventing and treating child abuse. The bill establishes requirements for collecting and exchanging data about child abuse and neglect, including uniform national standards for reporting fatalities from maltreatment and developing an electronic interstate data exchange system so that states can share information.  The bill addresses child abuse and neglect related to families impacted by substance use, racial bias in child protection, and child sexual abuse.