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Child Abuse in Wisconsin

The definition of child abuse varies slightly state by state. In Wisconsin, child abuse is generally divided into several categories including physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect.


In Wisconsin, in 2016 there were 42,522 reports of child abuse, including:


Source: Wisconsin Department of Children & Families, Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report



In Brown County alone last year, there were 183 confirmed cases of child abuse. Having a Child Advocacy Center in our community allows us to provide a more effective and efficient way to help children heal, while holding the offender accountable. It provides a centralized location for community professionals to come together as we strive to protect our children and keep them safe from harm.