Report Finds Increasing Effort to Protect Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new report that found increasing efforts to protect Kentucky children from abuse is drawing cautious praise from child advocates.

According to the report released this month by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, child welfare workers confirmed almost 15 percent more cases of neglect and abuse last year than in the previous one.

Kentucky Youth Advocates Direct Terry Brooks told The Court-Journal that the report shows child welfare officials are "serious" about trying to make improvements in the system.

Preliminary figures show nine children died and 27 nearly died in the fiscal year that ended June 30, which is a decrease from the previous year.

Federal statistics show that in recent years, Kentucky has ranked among the worst in the nation for deaths associated with child abuse.

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