Our Goal: Ensuring our children are safe and well
The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is committed to ensuring that all children live in safe and nurturing environments, free from abuse, neglect, violence and other hazards.
To ensure the safety and well-being of our children, and their families, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance supports:
To ensure the safety and well-being of our children, and their families, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance is working to:
2007 Annual Estimated Costs of U.S. Child Abuse & Neglect
|DIRECT COSTS||ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST||PERCENTAGE||DAILY COST|
|Mental Health Care||$1,080,706,049||1.0%||$2,960,838|
|Child Welfare Services||$25,361,329,051||24.4%||$69,483,093|
|INDIRECT COSTS||ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST||PERCENTAGE||DAILY COST|
|Mental Health Care||$67,863,457||0.1%||$185,927|
|Adult Criminal Justice System||$27,979,811,982||27.0%||$76,657,019|
Our nation’s overreliance on foster care fails to address the conditions that lead to child removal, devastate families, strain state and local budgets, and contribute to long-term outcomes for children, families and communities.
- Casey Family Programs,
We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in foster care, and the most to institutionalize him.
- Marian Wright Edelman, Founder, Children’s Defense Fund