Children's Advocacy Institute

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren’t Being Enforced, Report Finds

Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That’s according to a study by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, which says children are suffering as a result.

The numbers are grim. Almost 680,000 children in the United States were the victims of abuse and neglect in 2013. More than 1,500 of them died.

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren’t Being Enforced, Report Finds