As lawmakers review child abuse laws, Erickson expresses support
Penn State President Rodney Erickson sent a letter of support and cooperation to Sen. Robert Casey on Monday, Dec. 12, a day in advance of a Senate hearing on protecting children from abuse and neglect.
"We at Penn State share your deep concerns about this issue, and for all the victims of child abuse," Erickson said. "We understand that the sexual abuse allegations at Penn State have brought about a renewed focus on how to confront the problem of abuse. We agree with you that the abuse of children in any form is terribly wrong."
The hearing, to be held at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 13, in Washington, D.C., will focus on how well existing federal law is protecting children from abuse and suspected abuse.
Erickson said the University's resources, including those of the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, will be available to the Senator and his staff as they work to address issues of child abuse and neglect.
To read Erickson's letter, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/2011/Letter_to_Senator_Casey.PDF online.