April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
It is a time to acknowledge the important role our communities play in protecting children. Each year, nearly three million reports of suspected child abuse are filed in the United States, but still it is estimated that more than 70% of abuse goes unreported. In fiscal year 2019, nearly 139,000 counts of child abuse were reported in Illinois alone.
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This year’s theme is, “Everyone can make great childhoods happen – especially you, especially now!” It is our job to advocate for children and we hope you can help. This month and
throughout the year, we encourage everyone to do their part in making Southern Illinois a better place for children and families.