Levine Named to Federal Panel On Child Abuse And Neglect

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: March 14, 1994 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Murray Levine, Ph.D., professor of psychology and adjunct professor of law at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect by Donna E. Shalala, U.S. secretary of health and human services.

The 15-member board evaluates the nation's efforts to implement the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and makes recommendations on ways in which those efforts can be improved.

One of its main responsibilities is to issue an annual report to the secretary of health and human services, appropriate congressional committees and the director of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. The 1993 report was entitled "Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A New National Strategy for the Protection of Children."

In addition to preparing the annual report, the board holds hearings, conducts symposia and issues position papers.

A UB faculty member since 1968, Levine also serves as co-director of the university's Research Center on Children and Youth.

He has written extensively on a number of legal issues related to child abuse and neglect, and has served as a member of the American Psychological Association's Working Group on Legal and Policy Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect.

His book, "Helping Children: A Social History," is considered a classic study of the evolution of child welfare services in the United States.

Levine is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychology-Law Society.

He received a doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from UB.

He lives on the West Side of Buffalo.