PHOENIX — The state’s child protection program is getting new scrutiny, with Gov. Jan Brewer reviewing the program with her social services director and advocates expressing concern about backlogs in investigations of complaints of abuse and neglect. Brewer canceled a scheduled trip to Mexico for a conference of border state governors to instead meet Wednesday with Clarence Carter, director of the state Department of Economic Security.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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