CHILD ABUSE STATISTICS

65000

Confirmed cases in 1 Year

100

Abused in Texas Daily

20

% Sexually solicited online

1

in 10 disclose

Childrens Alliance of South Texas

The Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) has provided services to  children and their non-offending caregivers since October 2013. The children who visit Children’s Alliance of South Texas have endured a lot in their young lives: physical and sexual abuse; the witnessing of a crime; exploitation through the Internet; child pornography; risk of abuse and/or neglect or human trafficking.

It takes courage for a child to talk about abuse. When a person walks through our doors, they are warmly greeted with a with a smile and welcomed into our child-friendly atmosphere.

Our Services

Together we work with law enforcement, district and county attorney’s offices, social workers, advocates, medical and mental health professionals and others to provide high-quality, specialized services for abused children and their families.

Forensic Interviews

A primary goal of Children’s Alliance of South Texas is to reduce the number of times a child has to tell his/her story of their abuse.  We have created a kid-friendly environment at our Center for all children to be comfortable while they are being interviewed by a trained forensic interview.

Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is our way of helping each family navigate the complex systems that a family enters when a child makes an outcry of abuse. As each case goes through the investigation, prosecution and healing process

Local Statistics

  • 1 in 4 GIRLS & 1 in 6 BOYS are sexually abused before turning 18 years old
  • 1 in 5 children are sexually SOLICITED while online
  • Only 1 in 10 DISCLOSE their abuse
  • In 1 year, more than 65,000 cases of child abuse were confirmed.
  • TODAY, 185 Texas CHILDREN will be VICTIMS of abuse.

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who have experienced abuse.