2014 Fact and Impact

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215 Court-Appointed Volunteers

606 Children’s Lives Changed

15,000+ Hours Served

  • 668 children in custody of DFPS in montgomery county in 2014*
  • 76 new court-appointed volunteer advocates were trained in montgomery county in 2014
  • $12.4 billion is the direct and indirect cost of child abuse annually in the u.s.***
  • 5,000+ children have been served by child advocates of montgomery county since 1992
  • 4.2 children die every day in the u.s. due to abuse and neglect. 70% of these fatalities are children under the age of four**
  • 567 children experienced abuse or neglect in montgomery county in 2014*
  • 3.9 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the u.s. in 2014**
  • $1,500 is what it costs Child Advocates of Montgomery County to serve one child for one year

* Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 2014 Data Book

** U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Maltreatment 2013

*** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Media Release, February 1, 2012

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