Pinwheels reflect awareness of child abuse, neglect in NEMO

Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Representatives from The Child Center, the 10th Circuit Children's Division, the 10th Circuit Juvenile Office, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Judges from the 10th Circuit gathered to raise awareness about child abuse during the Pinwheels for Prevention event Wednesday, April 19. Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd said that during the last full Fiscal Year of 2015, there were reports of alleged abuse or neglect to 802 children in the 10th Circuit, which covers Marion, Ralls and Monroe counties. From those reports, 109 were substantiated, and an additional 453 reports resulted in family assessments. In all, 562 children received intervention through the various agencies, Shepherd said.


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