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The purpose of the COVKID Project Data Quality Report Card is to draw attention to current reporting gaps and spur improvements in the utility of surveillance data reported by state health departments.

The National CASA/GAL Association for Children is committed to using fact-based knowledge...

“Ask yourself how many times someone has used your name or a pronoun to refer to you today. Chances are this has happened countless times. Now, imagine that your coworker, or a family member, or your doctor or a friend routinely calls you by the wrong pronoun. That would be hard. This is why using…

More than 7,000 children are being advocated for by Illinois CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) advised through programs and volunteers.

Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress. Children are no longer in the public eye—they are not at schools or daycare, or in other locations where caring individuals would be able to spot signs of abuse. CASA/GAL volunteers are working hard to ensure that abuse and neglect do not go unnoticed.

This crisis has created conditions for a rise in violence that young victims will find difficult to escape.

James McIntyre interviewed by Chicago CBS, Dramatic Drop In Reports Prompts Worries That Children Are Being Neglected, Abused During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

James McIntyre interviewed by WGN 9 Chicago regarding abuse and neglect in Illinois.

USA Today reports children may be more at risk for abuse and neglect during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.

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