By Tim Kowols
The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services saw an increase in reports of child abuse and neglect in 2017 and that is not entirely a bad thing. The department received 133 reports of child abuse or neglect last year as opposed to 79 reports in 2016. Department of Human Services Director Bob Mattice says it is important all community members be aware of child abuse and neglect and multiple factors are leading to more reports.
Local school districts and the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services have been working together to identify and help kids work through a number of issues, including child abuse and neglect.