Patricia Jane | April 23, 2012 at 08:58 am
Economy, increase in domestic violence said to be causes
Child-advocacy professionals say the down economy, increased reporting and connection to domestic violence are some causes of the uptick in incidents of child abuse in Dutchess County.
“In 2010, we served a record 605 children,” Kathleen Murphy, executive director of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, told the Journal. “In 2011, it rose to 698 and we broke the record again. If we keep heading in this direction, we’ll break that record again in 2012.” (more…)