Contact Legislators to Support Procedures that Protect Children with Disabilities in Cases of Abuse and Neglect - PLEASE SHARE

ASK YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SUPPORT PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Children with disabilities are nearly two times more likely to be abused or neglected and three times more likely than those without disabilities to be sexually abused. A recent investigation by a television news station reveals an alarming number of cases in which abuse of children with disabilities in Wisconsin is reported, but little is done.

Legislators are now introducing a bill that would ensure equal protections for Wisconsin children with disabilities in the child welfare system. Specifically, the bill will require that the Department of Children and Families develop a model policy to be followed by child protective services workers when investigating cases when a child with a disability is involved. Disability Rights Wisconsin supports this bill.

What you can do:
Contact your legislator and ask them to support Representative Kleefisch’s bill - #LRB4095 - to protect children with disabilities from abuse and neglect. (Senator Rob Cowles and Representative LaTonya Johnson are also co-sponsors).

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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