November is Child Safety Protection Month. This is our second post dedicated to Federal and State laws to protect children and ensure their safety. Last week we outlined the protections provided in the Virginia Child Passenger Safety Laws. Today, particularly in light of several recent Amber Alerts in Virginia, I want to outline the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act is a federal statute signed into law in 2006. The “long title” of the act is: “An Act to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime, to prevent child abuse and child pornography, to promote internet safety, and to honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other child crime victims.”
These are the salient points: [Read more…]