WHAT IS IT?
Sec. 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT
The purpose of this act is to increase child sexual abuse prevention efforts, enhance investigations and prosecutions of child sexual abuse, provide sentencing courts with the information necessary to devise appropriate sentences for sex offenders, and improve supervision of sex offenders.
Sec. 2. COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE APPROACH TO THE PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
- Prevention is the most important and most often overlooked tool available to the state to fight sexual violence against children.
HOW DOES IT PERTAIN TO MY CHILD?
Act One includes several new mandates for Vermont schools, including:
- Educating children about sexual abuse;
- Educating school staff about child sexual abuse; and
- Informing parents about child sexual abuse.