Are the Numbers Really That High?
Most statistics regarding child abuse are actually conservative estimates. Not all victims are willing or able to disclose. As a result, many cases of child abuse and sexual assault are never reported to law enforcement.
How Can I Help Keep Kids Safe?
SHIELD Task Force is fighting end the child abuse epidemic in our state. But we can’t do it alone. Get involved. Educate yourself and others. Teach kids about body safety. Donate your time or resources. Care.
What Should I Do If I Suspect Abuse?
Many adults are classified as mandated reporters under state law. However, everyone is encouraged to report suspected abuse or neglect by calling 911 or 1-800-352-6513. You may be the only chance a child has.