Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden asked the legislature’s budget-writing committee today to approve funding for training 10,000 adults to recognize the signs of child abuse and report it to authorities. Biden made his request for $60,000 for the Stewards of Children program during the Department of Justice’s annual Joint Finance Committee hearing.
“It is not a child’s job to protect him or herself from abuse, that is our job as adults,” Biden said. “When 90 percent of abused kids are victimized by someone they know…it falls to the rest of the community to be vigilant, informed, and ready to take action to stop the abuse. Stewards of Children gives us the tools to do just that.”
In addition to the ask to the JFC, Biden will also be joining the Presidents from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Del Tech in a press conference on Thursday, February 16th to announce support for the Stewards of Children training on all three campuses.