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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.


October 29, 2019

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis &Reporting System

July 31, 2019

Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service - ID

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.

BOISE, Idah...

July 29, 2019

Incredibly insightful panel brought together by AEI to discuss how child abuse victims can be helped by bringing technology used in the private sector into the public one.  

May 27, 2019

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.  

 For example, as abuse esca...

May 16, 2019

Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act (S.1009/H.R. 2076)

  • Nearly 1 in 3 abused children has been seen previously by a medical provider with an injury that was not recognized as abuse.

  • These injuries, known as “sentinel injuries”, are of...

February 16, 2019

Child Maltreatment 2017 is the 28th edition of the annual Child Maltreatment report series.

States provide the data for this report through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS).

NCANDS was established in 1988 as a voluntary national data collection a...

February 13, 2019

The resolution based on NCCASP research  urged states to amend existing laws or enact new laws to clearly define child torture and ensure child torture a felony offense regardless of whether a serious physical injury occurred. 

For example, week...

February 12, 2019

The Journal of Child and Youth Review recently published NCCASP's study spotlighting a lack of applicable felony charges in fourteen U.S. state criminal codes for certain cases of child torture. We look forward to assisting child victims become survivors by helping the...

January 30, 2019

Spreading legal innovations to protect children is part of NCCASP's core mission.  NCCASP supports the work of individuals passionate to create change and justice for victims of child sexual abuse, and is incredibly proud of the work that the coalition seeking justice...