PA Governor Tom Corbett Signs Bills to Improve Abuse Reporting

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett signed four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals into law on Tuesday.  The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report suspected child abuse, says the bills contain provisions that are critical to improving how abuse is reported to authorities. The bills expand the list of people who are required to tell authorities about their suspicion of abuse and increase the penalties for failing to report it.