Child Abuse Miami Attorney
How Common is Child Abuse and Child Neglect?
Lawyers at Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC are proud advocates of children who have been injured by abuse or neglect and need a strong voice in our civil justice system. Child abuse in Florida, The United States, and worldwide is a growing concern. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year.”
The issue has been exhaustively written about, researched, covered in the news, and depicted in books and movies. The pervasive nature of child abuse and neglect has led some to declare it a “global epidemic.” The CDC estimates 1 billion children experience some form of violence every year.
These statistics should come as no surprise. More and more children are regularly placed in the care of babysitters, daycare centers, religious groups, schools, camps, and other organizations. It is simply impossible for parents and other caregivers to supervise a child 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, children are especially vulnerable and defenseless when it comes to child abuse and negligent. They can be easily intimidated, manipulated, tricked, or scared, making it especially difficult to detect and deter child abuse and neglect.
Common Types of Child Abuse and Neglect
There is seemingly no end to the varying circumstances which can place innocent children at risk for abuse and neglect. The CDC stated, “Children under the age of 18 may be exposed to abuse and neglect by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher).” The CDC has identified four broad types of common child abuse and neglect:
Contact a Child Abuse and Child Neglect Attorney in Miami, Florida
If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney about a legal claim related to child abuse or neglect, contact our law firm now. Attorneys at Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC are available to speak with you. You can contact us by calling 305-372-3650, emailing us at [email protected], or by simply completing our online Contact Form. All consultations are free and confidential.