Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Stands Up! against child abuse and neglect …

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…  With member agencies present, Judge Jenkins called upon all citizens, legislators, other elected officials, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities, schools and businesses to increase their participation in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Child abuse and neglect costs our state approximately $6,279,204,373 per year, or $95,215 per abused child costing Dallas County $482,644,835 per year in the aftermath of child abuse.

The Judge advocated for child abuse prevention investment to help abused and neglected children heal and find permanent loving homes, adding that effective child abuse prevention programs succeed in part because of state, federal and community partnerships and agencies as well as the medical community, volunteers and families. In urging that all citizens become more proactive and aware of child abuse and prevention programs, he proclaimed April 2013, Child Abuse and Prevention Month.

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