A study group established by the Delaware General Assembly to assess child mental health needs is holding its first meeting today in Dover.
Lawmakers asked the group, chaired by Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, to focus on the needs of child victims of sexual assault, the AP reports.
A joint resolution establishing the study group was prompted by the case of former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley, who was convicted in June of sexually abusing scores of young patients over more than a decade. Bradley faces life in prison Friday when he is sentenced.
Denn has said there will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of each of the study group’s meetings.