Child Crisis Center-East Valley, Inc. Overview
From 4-1-06 through 3-31-07, there were 33,231 reports of child maltreatment made to CPS in Arizona. 50 Arizona children died of maltreatment in 2005 and 40 died of maltreatment in 2004 (Arizona Child Fatality Review Team Report, November 2006). A child in Arizona is abused or neglected every hour (Children?s Defense Fund). Arizona ranks fifth nationally in the percent of children with substantiated reports of abuse and neglect, almost twice the national average (Child Welfare League of America). Young children are more likely to die of child abuse or neglect in the Phoenix metropolitan area than in any other major metropolitan area in the country (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine).
All of CCC's programs are intended to prevent child abuse and strengthen families.
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