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DHHS Report: Confirmed Cases of Child Abuse Increased in Maine Since 2008

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Published: Mar. 2, 2018 at 6:48 PM EST
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Confirmed cases of child abuse in Maine increased by 52% from 2008 to 2016.

Data from the Department of Health and Human Services reveals Mainers are more likely to report *suspected* abuse and neglect to child protective services than in the past.

There were more than 8,000 reports of abuse and neglect in 2016.

Child Protective Services Annual Report: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/reports/2016_CPS_Report.pdf