The city of Los Angeles, California, needs little introduction. This world renowned coastal city is the Mecca of entertainment, business, international trade, media, fashion, sports, medicine, and more. The city’s thriving economy and desirable climate are just two of the reasons why nearly 4 million people call this city home today.
The city of Los Angeles is divided into 80 districts and neighborhoods, including the areas Downtown Los Angeles, Greater Hollywood, and the Westside. It is also home to a number of notable landmarks, including the Dolby Theater, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Capitol Records Building, and the Staples Center.
Child Abuse Continues to Decline in Los Angeles
What makes Los Angeles particularly attractive to many is its diversity. People from a variety of cultures choose to make this area their home, many of whom have already or plan to build a family while living in the area. Unfortunately, instances of child abuse do arise, though recent statistics have shown a promising downward trend in our children being hurt and neglected.
A Look at the Statistics
The children of Los Angeles county have been suffering less as the result of the neglect or abuse by another:
- At Risk or Sibling Abused: 21.8% of cases (as opposed to 22.2% in 2012)
- Emotional Abuse: 13% of all cases (as opposed to 13.7% in 2012)
- Care Taker Absence: 1.4% of cases (as opposed to 1.4% in 2012)
The most interesting statistic is that less children died from abuse in 2014. A recent report from earlier in 2015 revealed that 61 children died from abuse in 2013 in Los Angeles County. In 2014, 32 children were victims who passed away as the result of neglect.
Protecting the Children of Los Angeles
Parents and caregivers can take a number of key steps to help ensure that those who have been entrusted to their care are best protected.
- Talk To Your Children: Speaking with your child often and remaining receptive and engaged will allow you to field any questions and concerns they may have. Be sure to remain open, to listen, and to respond.
- Teach Your Children: Teach your children what is and what is not acceptable behavior. Teach them the proper names for body parts so that they can clearly identify where they have been hurt, and let them know that if someone is making them uncomfortable it should not be a secret.
- Empower Your Children: Empower your child by telling them that they have every right to speak up should they feel uncomfortable.
Parents and caregivers can further empower their child by seeking legal counsel if they suspect abuse. Our expert attorneys at the Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP specialize in helping children and their parents seek justice if they have been affected by neglect or abuse of another.
We encourage anyone who feels that their child’s right to a safe and secure childhood has been compromised to contact us online or by phone at (949) 502-8600 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our expert child-safety advocates.
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