Childrens Justice Center reporting increase in child abuse
The Washington County Children's Justice Center is reporting an increase in child abuse incidents.
Director Kristy Pike presented the 2018 to 2019 report that says the center served about five-hundred victims as compared to the previous year's 315 victims.
The recorded cases range from physical abuse, neglect, domestic abuse and human sex trafficking.
Pike emphasized that in-school therapists have helped bring more cases to light.