In December 2011, the General Assembly established a Task Force on Child Protection to conduct a comprehensive review of the laws and procedures relating to the reporting of child abuse and the protection of the health and safety of children. The Task Force represented a broad cross-section of the Commonwealth, in terms of profession, experience, expertise, philosophy and geography. The Department of Public Welfare, the Joint State Government Commission and the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission provided administrative and technical assistance to the Task Force.
The Task Force published its report in November 2012. The full Executive Summary is available here.