With everyone in a shelter from home decree, it is likely domestic violence and child abuse cases are going to increase in Illinois.
Illinois State Trooper Mindy Carroll is the Central Region Public Information Officer for the Illinois State Police and says April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
According to Carooll, 680,000 were victims of child abuse and neglect in 2019.
Despite a difficult time, Carroll says we need to come together as a community to help protect those who can’t protect themselves.
If you suspect a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed please call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE.