Letter: Stopping child abuse locally

Stopping child abuse locally

When I turn on the television to watch the local news, I often see another case of child abuse. Either a kid gets left in a car or physically abused by their parents. According to Child Protective Services, in 2014 there were 1,308 confirmed victims of child abuse in Nueces County. Obviously there’s an issue, but what are we doing to fix it? Yes, groups help with these situations after the abuse has already been inflicted, but what about before?

Instead of the city trying to make new park venues for tourists’ scenery, why don’t they invest our taxpayer money in funding programs to prevent child abuse before it happens?

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