Last year in Chaves County alone there were over 1400 referrals of child abuse to social services and several hundred temporary restraining orders filed in cases of domestic violence where children were involved. During this same period hundreds of kids were referred to the Department of Juvenile Probation and Parole, 90 percent of whom are believed to come from homes where some form of abuse or parental neglect prevailed. In a county where the number of people living at or below the poverty line is nearly double the national average and where almost half of those affected are under eighteen years of age, these are dire statistics indeed.
With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of the children who desperately need it. Provide a powerful voice and support for abused, neglected, and vulnerable children and their families