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Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect constitute a threat to the health and well-being of our most vulnerable population: children.
According to the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, during fiscal year 2015, over 683,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in the United States and 1,680 children died as a result of abuse and neglect.1 This data only encompasses Child Protective Services (CPS) reports and is likely to underreport the prevalence of abuse.

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Dinolfo’s Budget: Too Good to Be True?

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo makes some very important investments in her 2018 budget proposal. The plan includes roughly $3 million to add 30 Child Protective Services caseworkers, restores $1.7 million for services that have been proven to reduce child abuse and neglect, and boosts child day-care funding by $1.6 million. These are the very investments that community members, children’s advocates, and County Legislature Democrats have been asking for, in some cases for several years.

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