Letters and Correspondence
Act Now to Support the Family First ActChild Abuse & Neglect
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June 30, 2016
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Reid, Chairman Hatch, and Ranking Member Wyden:
We the undersigned organizations representing the National Home Visiting Coalition (Coalition) are writing in support of the bipartisan, bicameral Family First Prevention Services Act (S. 3065). This landmark legislation is the next step in the long history of congressional action to protect children. We commend you for your continued commitment to providing high quality preventative services and protection from harm to our nation’s most overburdened families and vulnerable children.
The Act provides increased federal investments in prevention and would allow funds under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to be used for quality mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, and in-home parent based skills in order to keep children safely in their families and communities. As a Coalition comprised of advocates for children and families, home visiting model developers, service providers, and leading home visiting experts, we are keenly aware of the multigenerational impact that early childhood home visiting has on the lives of families.