The Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000 recognized that in many cases, financial assistance is needed to help prevent and report instances of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
This financial assistance is also permitted to be utilized for the establishment of programs that are aimed at education and child abuse prevention. With access to these funds, states should have increased efficiency and success in preventing and ending child abuse.
Child abuse is not something that can be ignored, and the 2000 Act ensures that financial stress is not one of the reasons that State law enforcement agencies fail to respond to reported child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000 helps to ensure that children who are suffering from abuse or neglect receive adequate care and treatment.