New Report: Child Abuse Deaths On The Rise
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In just a year, 40 Hoosier kids died from abuse and neglect, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Child Services. The numbers, released each year, come during national Child Abuse Prevention Month. Along North Meridian, a thousand pinwheels spin as a reminder to the community. “(They represent) the joy that we want every child’s childhood to represent,” Sharon Pierce, director of The Villages non-profit, said.