Help Stop Child Abuse!
Did you know?
*In 2005, 1,460 childred DIED from abuse or neglect.
*In Venezuela, 15% of people know personally of children who are being abused, but 35% report the abuse.
*In the United States there are over 772,000 cases of child abuse or neglect reported every year.
*In 2009, there were 39,835 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Georgia.
"The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse and neglect as, at a minimum: Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act, which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."
Quoted from the Child Maltreatement 2009 Report
Avocates for Children runs the Flowering Branch Children's Shelter, Jacobs Lader Mentors, Volunteens, CASA, A Better Way CAC, Projects Safe Place, Rainbows, First Steps, and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia.
All of these programs are in need of assistance from the public. Without vital help from voulnteers and donors, the children these programs help, would otherwise be abandoned and end up aging out of the system into a world they do not understand.
Website Created By: Brittani Jones & Nick Murray