COVID-19 has been, and continues to be, especially devastating for children who are victims of abuse. Scott Berkawitz, the president of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) said, “Last month, for the first time ever, a majority of RAINN’s sexual abuse hotli...
Experts have long suspected that the United States badly undercounts the number of children who die from abuse and neglect. The voluntary reporting system relied on for decades may have significantly undercounted incidents, they say, missing thousands of fatalities.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that rates of child neglect decreased for states that have decided to expand Medicaid. The study looked at child maltreatment data between 2010 and 2016.
Child Protective Service ("CPS") records are contained within state lines. In the mobile and transient world, the lack of data sharing harms children. CPS records are not accessible to investigators across state lines.