Child abuse hotline calls down 27% after pandemic hits Montana

Independent Record June 7, 2020 From March 16 to May 20, calls reporting suspected child abuse or neglect dropped by 27% from the same period in 2019, according to data provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. Teachers and staff are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, and they’re a major source […]

State concerned about fewer child-abuse calls (Montana)

April 7, 2020 A sharp decrease in the number of calls to Montana’s child abuse and neglect hotline has officials with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services very concerned. Prior to the closure, the hotline was receiving about 765 calls per week. But since March 15, when the closure order went into […]