Missoulian editorial - What works to prevent child abuse and neglect in Montana?

April 15, 2018

Missoulians may have noticed increasing numbers of blue pinwheels popping up around town. It's part of a month-long, statewide campaign to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect, and to draw attention to prevention efforts.

This annual campaign is more important than ever as Missoula and Montana continue to witness a shocking increase in child abuse cases, leading to a record number of children in state custody and significant burdens on local law enforcement, county prosecutors and the state Department of Health and Human Services.