Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 Law and Legal Definition

Keeping Children and Families Safe Act is a United States Federal law enacted on June 25, 2003. The act amends and improves the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the Adoption Opportunities Act, the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act, and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. The new law helps protect innocent families against overly intrusive social workers.

CAPTA which helps states improve practices in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect, includes a basic state grant program for improving the child protective services (CPS) system infrastructure, a discretionary grant program for research, program demonstrations, training, and other innovative activities, and a grant program focused on community-based prevention efforts. Keeping Children and Families Safe Act make improvements to and reauthorize programs under CAPTA.