KUNM Local
7:31 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Preventing Child Abuse May Be a Call Away

Albuquerque, NM – In 2006, KUNM's Jim Williams took a close look at child abuse in New Mexico. At the time, one out of four children in the state was being abused or neglected. Not much has changed with the numbers, but one thing that has changed is that the abuse itself appears to be getting worse. Among the tragedies, younger children are becoming victims of sexual abuse.

KUNM's Colleen Keane found that those who are working to stop abuse are calling for many things, including stricter laws, a media campaign and more involvement from the community.

To report child abuse or any suspicion of child abuse, calls can be made anonymously to 1-800-797-3260.