Child Protective Services (CPS) and Concurrent/Domestic Violence (CDV) Reports to the Department for Community Based Services

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky has collated data from the Department of Community Based Services and is making files available to KPA members.

For more information about the data and statistics, feel free to call Jill Seyfred, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, or Laura Chowning, community engagement coordinator, at 859-225-8879.

There are two files available (both attached to this report in pdf format) and one includes county-by-county breakdown on:

Number of Calls that Met Acceptance Criteria

Number of Unique Families in Reports

Number of Unique Children in Reports

Number of Children in Substantiated or Services Needed Reports

Number of Unique Children in Substantiated or Services Needed Reports

Other data facts for Calendar Year 2018 include:

• 56,286 CPS & CDV reports met criteria for investigation or assessment in 2018 with a total of 84,595 children involved in those reports.

• 32,408 children were involved in the 16,654 reports found to be substantiated or in need of services in 2018.

• Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment, with 24,556 children involved in incidents of neglect.

• Substance abuse was documented as a risk factor in 66% of the reports with a finding of substantiation or services needed.

• Family violence was documented as a risk factor in 42% of the reports with a finding of substantiation or services needed.

• Mental health concerns were documented as a risk factor in 44% of the reports with a finding of substantiation or services needed.

• 46% of children in substantiated or services needed reports were age 5 or younger.

• The number of children substantiated or in need of services for physical abuse was 5,354.

• The number of children with a substantiated report for sexual abuse was 2,273.

• The number of children substantiated or in need of services for emotional injury was 225.

Data Facts CPS Calendar Year 2018

CPS & CDV Reports by County CY2018

 

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