"I vividly remember the day when as a young patrol officer I responded to a complaint of loud music coming from an apartment. My partner and I pushed open the unlatched door, we found a toddler—bruised, dirty and frightened. No adult in sight."
- Chief Eric Olsen from Kirkland, Washington
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Almost 700,000 U.S. children were abused or neglected in 2010: tragedies that claimed the lives of 1,560 children. Every one of these cases is a grim reminder that abuse or neglect has touched the life of an innocent child. That’s why Fight Crime: Invest in Kids has launched a nationwide Campaign for Child Abuse Prevention. Our plan supports voluntary home visiting services and family supports that can prevent as much as half of child abuse and neglect.
NEWS FROM OUR CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILD ABUSE
Jul 31st 2012Reno, Washoe County Law Enforcement: 90 Kids in Nevada Abused or Neglected Every Week
Citing enormous toll on children and child abuse-crime link, law enforcement leaders support efforts to break cycle of abuse through voluntary home visiting
Jun 21st 2012As Jurors Deliberate Sandusky Case, Law Enforcement Urges Continued Push to Curb All Cases of Child Abuse, Neglect
May 8th 2012Florida Law Enforcement Leaders Join National Child Abuse Prevention Campaign