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The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) was established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing child fatalities resulting from abuse and neglect.  

This final report discusses what the commission learned about the gap between good intentions and real results, and it outlines the challenges that lie ahead. It includes recommendations for actions that the commission believes will most effectively address these challenges, including steps to be taken by the executive branch, Congress, and states and counties.


 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  
 
Massachusetts Children's Alliance 
 
Child Abuse Prevention Network
 
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Resources For CRA (Children Requiring Assistance) Cases
 
CPCS Flow Chart for CRA Cases 

Quick Reference on CRA: Guide for Child Advocates in Massachusetts

Handbook for Parents, Legal Guardians and Custodians in CRA Cases 

An Act regarding Families and Children Engaged in Services (Effective November 5, 2012)

CRA Forms

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DCF Related Resources

Abuse and Neglect Claims: Your Rights and DCF
 
You Are Not Alone: An Empowering Guide for Parents Whose Children are in DCF Foster Care
 
No Estas Solo: Una Guía de Refuerzo para Padres Cuyos Hijos están en el DCF Casas de Acogida
 
A Family’s Guide to Protective Services for Children (DCF)
 
A Guide for Foster and Pre-Adoptive Parents
 
Your Guide to Foster Parenting in Massachusetts
 
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Care & Protection Resources
 
Care & Protection Cases

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Legal Resources (General)

Committee for Public Counsel Services

Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
http://www.clcm.org/


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Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Resources

SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline (operated by CASA Myrna)

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Pathways for Change (Worcester)

Wayside Trauma and Intervention Services (Milford)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
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