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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.