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Listening Lounge: Hearing on child protection act

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on S.1899, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

S.1899 was introduced on October 20, 2005. Among other provisions, the bill would reauthorize funds for child sexual abuse prevention and treatment grants, identify the scope of child abuse and family violence in Indian Country through annual data collections and share incidents of child abuse among law enforcement agencies.

You can listen to MP3 files of the hearing or view the committee's webcast.
Testimony | Webcast

Introduction - 6:56 - 1.6MB

Panel 1
Testimony - 13:40 - 3.1MB | Q&A - 20:05 - 4.6MB
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

Accompanied by: MR. CHRISTOPHER B. CHANEY, Deputy Bureau Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Law Enforcement Services

Deputy Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Accompanied by: MR. JON PEREZ, Director, Indian Health Service Division of Behavior Health, Rockville, Maryland

Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Panel 2
Testimony - 20:37 - 4.7MB | Q&A - 13:13 - 3.0MB
Chairman, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

Executive Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association

Director, Center for Justice Studies, Morehead State University in Kentucky

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee -
Sen. John McCain - http://mccain.senate/gov

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