Child Abuse Cases in Bristol County Rose Last Year

The Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County, a program of JRI, has been hosting a series of legislative breakfasts throughout the county to educate and inform legislators about the realities of children and families impacted by the trauma of abuse and violence. In Fiscal Year 2018, 815 children were served by the CAC, which is a 164% increase since the CAC started in 2007. In Fiscal Year 2017, the CAC served 665 children.

Read the full article in The Herald News.


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