Focus on the Figures: Calif. Child Abuse and Neglect Rates in 2014
Focus on the Figures is a regular partnership between The Imprint and KidsData.org, a nonprofit dedicated to providing data on the health and well-being of California’s children. In 2014, there were 496,972 reports (allegations) of child abuse and neglect in California.
Focus on the Figures: Substantiation of Maltreatment, By Age
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. “Substantiation” occurs when an allegation of child abuse and/or neglect prompts an investigation, and investigators are convinced by the evidence that such an act has occurred.
The Uneasy Issue of Alleged Abuse by Foster Parents
She felt wrongly targeted and then wrongly punished. And she saw no way to clear her name after being “blackballed” by officials. Foster care officials had removed two nieces from her home after receiving allegations that she was abusing them.
Focus on the Figures: Substantiation of Abuse and Neglect
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. As this chart shows, the rate of substantiated child abuse or neglect cases in California declined 27 percent from 2002 to 2012.