More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse.

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.


Children who experience abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.


About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.


This year, in New Jersey, 2,854 children were removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, including 73 children in Somerset County.

Check out our 2021 RHCMHC Summer Program video which shows one way that your support is used to help Somerset County’s abused and neglected children.

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