IndyStar Investigates Child Abuse In Indiana

The editorial team at IndyStar has decided to look into the surge of child abuse and neglect cases over the past four to six years in Indiana and figure out the nitty gritty of why the increase has occurred, and what the state needs to do to better prevent these cases from occurring. According to IndyStar, the main contenders for this increase are overworked child abuse investigators and drug abuse in the family. “Preventative measures must address not only abuse but drug addiction as well. Indiana is one of 16 states now receiving Centers for Disease Control funding to reduce overdoses. State leaders need to closely monitor progress on those initiatives and quickly invest more money in the efforts that show progress. Such steps not only can help ease the state’s drug abuse epidemic but also better protect kids from neglect and abuse.” Read more: