Rep. Jim Walsh critiques proposed changes in child abuse risk assessment bill

During recent House floor debate, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, delves into the nuances of House Bill 2224, focusing on the evaluation of the risks, strengths, and needs assessment tool used during investigations of reported cases of child abuse and neglect.

Walsh underscores the pressing issue of child safety within precarious home environments in Washington state, characterizing it as a crisis. The 19th District lawmaker contends that while the bill addresses some aspects of the problem, it falls short in terms of comprehensively overhauling the risk assessment tools necessary for identifying unsafe conditions for children.


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