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House Committee Approves Missing and Exploited Children, Juvenile Justice Bills

On April 4, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved, by voice vote, H.R. 1808, the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017, and H.R. 1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017.

Among other provisions, H.R. 1808, sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), would develop programs to support the recovery of children from sexual exploitation and provide information on child abduction prevention and internet safety tips.

H.R. 1809, sponsored by Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN), would encourage states to implement programs that address the needs of girls in, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system.