Child Abuse/Neglect Referral Statistics Released for 2011

Child abuse and neglect referrals declined slightly in Montgomery County during 2011.  Last year, there were a total of 3,757 referrals, compared to 3,903 in 2010.

Abuse and Neglect Referrals

Physical Abuse     1099

Sexual Abuse       343

Emotional Abuse  708

Neglect               1607

Total Referrals: 3,757

Dependency     341

Other              524

Total Other Assessments:  865

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about this problem and encourage everyone to be part of the solution.  “Child abuse is preventable,” said Children Services Assistant Director Geraldine Pegues.  “This is a call to action for all of us to do our part to make child abuse and neglect unacceptable in our community.”

To report suspected child abuse and neglect, contact local law enforcement or Children Services at 224-KIDS(5437). 

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