12 Apr The Face It® Movement Unveils a New Online Dashboard Featuring Child Abuse Data
(Louisville, KY, April 13, 2018) – The Kosair Charities® Face It® Movement has launched a data dashboard featuring a variety of data points related to child abuse and neglect in Jefferson County. The dashboard will serve as a tool for Face It partners and community leaders in Jefferson County to understand the data, track trends overtime, and influence work in the community.
Jefferson County data featured on the dashboard includes:
- The number of child abuse or neglect reports made to Child Protective Services and percentage that met acceptance criteria to be investigated further.
- The number of children who were found to have experienced abuse or neglect and related data trends.
- Data trends for out-of-home care and incidences of re-abuse after abuse or neglect occurs and was substantiated.
- The number of child fatalities and near-fatalities due to abuse or neglect.
Because what gets measured gets changed, this valuable resource will build awareness on the unacceptable number of incidences of abuse and neglect in our community and solidify the important prevention work of Face It’s over 45 diverse partners.
Face It created this dashboard with data provided by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, with the goal of eventually creating a dashboard featuring statewide data.
About the Face It® Movement: The Face It Movement launched in 2013 as an initiative led by Kosair Charities in response to the number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth. Face It focuses on a three-pronged approach to addressing child abuse and neglect: promote best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, build awareness and engage the community, and advocate for effective policies to improve the child welfare system. Learn more at faceitabuse.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @faceitabuse.