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WAYNE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE CASES DROP 29% IN 2018

(Wayne County, IN)--The Indiana Department of Child Services has just released new figures for the number of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect.  And, for Wayne County, there’s good news.  Last year, Wayne County had a total of 324 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect.  That’s a large number, but is significantly less than a year before.  It’s 29% less than 2017, when there were 417 Wayne County cases.  Officials say that the vast majority of child neglect cases involve drug usage by at least one of the two parents.

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