PCAK’s 2023 Public Policy Priorities

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky recently announced our public policy priorities for 2023 at the state and federal levels. You can read through them below.


  1. Lead: Prohibiting Corporal Punishment in the schools
  2. Support: Child abuse and neglect education in schools
  3. Support: Addressing agencies have a chain of command for child abuse and neglect reports
  4. Support: Ensure appropriate reporting of child abuse and neglect across reporting agencies when an alleged perpetrator is an employee
  5. Support: Address Statute of Limitations related to sexual assault
  6. Support: Efforts to increase child care, family supports, etc.


  1. Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) increase
  2. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) increase
  3. The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Respect Act (S. 2238 and H.R. 4151)
  4. HR3788 (VA Child Care Protection Act)
  5. Advocate for strengthening charitable giving incentives by expanding an “above-the-line”/universal deduction of 1/3 of the standard deduction
  6. Protecting our Student in Schools Act of 2020 Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2019
  7. Promote PCAK policy statement regarding tech companies “going dark” on technology relating to graphic child images

If you would like to download a document with our public policy priorities, you can do that on our digital downloads page.