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Roof Sit Continues Fundraising Efforts, Raising Awareness For Child Abuse

Roof Sit Continues Fundraising Efforts, Raising Awareness For Child Abuse

The 23rd annual Roof Sit event was taking place May 20-22, 2021 to support programs for child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse.

Join Our Quest: CAC Director Wants YOU to Prevent Child Abuse

Join Our Quest: CAC Director Wants YOU to Prevent Child Abuse

Coffee County Child Advocacy Center Director Joyce Prusak is putting out a call to all Coffee countians to do their part to prevent child abuse and protect our most vulnerable. 

Child Abuse Survivor Naomi Hunter Aims to “Break The Shame Cycle” Through Her Unfiltered Autobiography

Child Abuse Survivor Naomi Hunter Aims to “Break The Shame Cycle” Through Her Unfiltered Autobiography

One in five children will experience some form of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. We need to change the way we listen to survivors’ stories, no matter how uncomfortable they are to hear, and teach people their secret is safe to tell.

Ex-Jaguars LB Telvin Smith Pleads no Contest to Child Abuse Over Alleged Sexual Relationship With 17-Year-Old

Ex-Jaguars LB Telvin Smith Pleads no Contest to Child Abuse Over Alleged Sexual Relationship With 17-Year-Old

Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith will reportedly avoid prison time following his arrest over allegations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

COVID-19 Corrodes Child Abuse Safety Net

COVID-19 Corrodes Child Abuse Safety Net

Reports of child abuse were down 16% from September through March compared with the same months a year earlier. Reports from educators dropped even further, 37% during same period. Officials say that effort and the partial return to in-person learning has improved the situation, and that it was much worse during the first months of the pandemic.

Rexrode Child Abuse Trial Begins in Randolph Circuit Court

Rexrode Child Abuse Trial Begins in Randolph Circuit Court

Opening arguments were made Wednesday in the trial of Dylan Matthew Rexrode, a 26 year-old Durbin man charged with multiple offenses stemming from an incident in September 2019 when he was arrested for child abuse causing injury.

Medical College of Georgia Expert: Watch For Signs to Indicate a Child May Be Being Abused

Medical College of Georgia Expert: Watch For Signs to Indicate a Child May Be Being Abused

Rates of child abuse have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, likely because of several factors, including heightened stress, loss of income for some and social isolation. And as people begin to gather in groups again, even more of that abuse, which the pandemic has helped keep behind closed doors, will come to light.

'It's Not Right For a Child to Live in Fear': Central Texas Bikers Work to Break the Cycle of Abuse One Child at a Time

It is Not Right For a Child to Live in Fear: Central Texas Bikers Work to Break the Cycle of Abuse One Child at a Time

Aggressive. Callous. Violent. It's the common perception of a biker, but Bikers Against Child Abuse is working to change the standard and a child's life. B.A.C.A is a nonprofit organization with chapters across the world, including one right here in Central Texas.

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