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Research Pinpoints Possible Child Abuse

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Highest Risk Areas For Child Abuse

Research Pinpoints Highest Risk Areas For
Child Abuse In Dallas

DALLAS, TX  –  New research obtained exclusively by CBS11 News pinpoints the Dallas zip codes where children are most often abused in the city.

“We know that child abuse is becoming drastically worse in Texas and the system is broken right now,” said Ashley Brundage with United Way Of Metropolitan Dallas.

An alarming three children a week in Texas are dying from abuse, according to experts.

CBS11 spoke to a 20-year-old mother who lives in the West Dallas 75211 zip code where statistics show more children are victims of abuse than anywhere else in the city.

“If they are inhuman enough to hurt you, what’s to say they won’t hurt your children,” said Brandi Williams, who just left an abusive relationship.

High risk zip codes like Williams’ are the focus of the new prevention program called Dallas HOPES.  With abuse cases increasing at a frightening rate, according to child welfare groups, the program is long overdue.  The program is funded by a $3 ½ million grant and will hopefully help parents like Williams and her children with voluntary home visits and support programs.

The HOPES grant, the largest ever received by United Way, will develop and implement systems-level, county-wide efforts aimed at increasing community awareness and outreach, coordinating and aligning child abuse and abuse service providers, and ensuring health care providers are trained to identify early signs of maltreatment.

“It’s the biggest grant we’ve ever gotten,” said Brundage. “I think it will make some kind of difference.”

Why Are There No Jobs Mr President?

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Half of the Children live in poverty

Child abuse and neglect in Michigan at
record levels

HALF OF THE CHILDREN ARE AT OR BELOW POVERTY LEVEL!!!!

The number of abused and neglected children in Michigan has risen to its highest level in more than 25 years.

Across the state, 34,777 children were confirmed to be victims of abuse or neglect in the 12 months starting in October 2014, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The number of children victimized equates to a rate of 15.6 per 1,000 children statewide, the highest rate Michigan has seen since 1990, according to data reported by the Michigan League for Public Policy.

Eight counties have rates of child abuse and neglect that are at least twice as high as the state rate. Michigan had the lowest rate in 1993 when 7.7 out of 1,000 children statewide were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect. In the 12 months starting in October 2014, the state investigated homes of 247,742 children reported to be abused or neglected.

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CPS CAN NOT TAINT STATS NOW, NUMBERS WERE ALREADY MUCH HIGHER!!!!