We are so happy to report that the Restricted Registry legislation has passed and will be on its way to the Governor soon.

The Child Protection Coalition sees the registry as a way to attack the problem of child abuse.

Through this legislation, employers will be required to cross-check registries so that an employee cannot have a substantiated abuse case at one type of facility and then go to another type of facility also dealing with children to be rehired. For example, a person who abused a child while working at a licensed daycare would have to be checked in the Restricted Registry before being hired at a facility operated by the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

We know that lots of supporters called their senators and representatives to show their support, and we’d like to say Thank You!