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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18996]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

PART 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [18000 - 18999.6]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

CHAPTER 12.5. Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council Act [18980 - 18983.8]

  ( Chapter 12.5 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 603, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [18980 - 18981.1]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 603, Sec. 1. )

  
18981.  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Child abuse is one of the most tragic social and criminal justice issues of our times.

(b) Victims of child abuse and their families face a complex intervention system involving many professionals and agencies.

(c) Coordination by child protection agencies and personnel improves the response to a victim and his or her family.

(d) The prevention of child abuse requires the involvement of the entire community.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 603, Sec. 1. Effective September 21, 1989.)