Experts: 30,000 Ohio Children Abused, Neglected< < Back to
An Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project report says more than 30,000 children and 105,000 elderly people are abused or neglected each year and more than 82,000 women are physically assaulted by their intimate partners.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said at a conference on Friday that state officials must work on prevention and identification of family abuse situations.
The head of the Family Violence Prevention Project says the statistics were drawn from reporting by victim-services organizations and represents only a portion of Ohioans who are abused or neglected.
DeWine says he plans to give more assistance to victims services organizations such as rape-crisis centers and to evaluate training provided to law enforcement agencies on how to deal with family abuse situations.