As Child Abuse Cases Increase, Macon County Officials Seek Support in Community

From Herald & Review | April 24, 2018

The number of kids put under the supervision of the Macon County court system because of child abuse incidents increased 44 percent in 2017 from the year before. Organizers of a panel discussion Tuesday are working to see that trend decline.

“We need to enlist everyone (for prevention) so we don’t have so many children to deal with in Macon County,” said Steve Miller, executive director of the Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates, a nonprofit organization that assists with abused or neglected children in the legal system.