Child maltreatment costs increase dramatically

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, the costs associated with child maltreatment nearly quadrupled, increasing from $210,012 per-victim lifetime cost in 2010 to $830,928 in 2015. The study takes into account the costs associated with each victim, as well as the impact child maltreatment has on communities.

These numbers are staggering, and research shows prevention is a far more effective use of resources than treating the effects of child abuse and neglect after it occurs. Yet, for every $50 spent to treat abuse and neglect, only $1 is spent on prevention.

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