No child should suffer abuse or neglect, no child should die because they were injured or abandoned by adults.
Drug abuse is often a root cause of child abuse.
Looking out the window, and cautiously waiting for the moment when his father gets home, the fear begins to set in. Many reoccurring questions start to develop in his head:
At the end of March, Yellowstone County had 108 more children in foster care than it did at the same time last year — 386 compared with 278.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services has seen recent significant growth in the number of reports of child maltreatment received by the Centralized Intake Child Abuse Hotline. The number of children placed in foster care has also increased to over 2,000. Every day, DPHHS staff w…
Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:
Last year, the number of child abuse and neglect cases in Lewis and Clark County was up 30 percent from the 2010.
When the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip in March that a 43-year-old man had molested a young girl, it was the first local law enforcement had heard of a crime that was already more than a year old.
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