In 2011, The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services received 9,013 reports of alleged child abuse in El Paso County. They confirmed that 2,429 children were indeed victims of abuse. There were 6 confirmed fatalities resulting from child abuse/neglect.
In 2011, the Crimes Against Children’s Section of the El Paso Police Department investigated 1,193 cases of child physical and/or sexual abuse.
In 2011, The Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso working collaboratively with the El Paso Police Department, El Paso Sheriff’s Office, El Paso District Attorney’s Office, El Paso County Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, and Child Care Licensing facilitated the investigation process and provided services for 1,283 child abuse victims of physical and/or sexual abuse. Over half of the child-abuse victims identified in El Paso County were between the ages of six and twelve, while 24% were under five years of age. The remaining 19% were between 13 and 17 years of age.
These sobering statistics demonstrate the ongoing need for the kinds of services provided by Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home. Through no fault of their own, children can become targets of devastating abuse that leaves deep and permanent emotional and physical scars. These children need help and support to get past this abuse and rebuild their self-esteem. They need a safe and nurturing environment that will help them succeed—first as children and eventually as adults.