Boone County Indicators 2008

Children and Families
Number of Child Abuse and Neglect Victims

Child Abuse and Neglect Family Assessment, 2004 - 2008

Definition: The number of child abuse victims from reports classified as "probable cause". Probable cause can mean the child is receiving a family assessment because of suspicion of abuse or that child abuse or neglect has occurred. The rate is expressed per 1,000 children.

Rationale: A key indicator of child/family well-being. This benchmark meets most Boone County Indicators criteria. Because prevention efforts are organized, this benchmark is important to track over time.

Data Source: Missouri Department of Social Services http://www.dss.mo.gov; United States Department of Commerce http://www.commerce.gov, Bureau of the Census www.census.gov, Missouri Office of Administration http://www.oa.mo.gov, Division of Budget and Planning www.oa.mo.gov/bp/.

Child Abuse and Neglect Family Assessment, 2004- 2008


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