April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. In Indiana, about 17,000 cases of child abuse will come to the attention of local and state officials this year alone. IPR, The Star Press of Muncie, and other local media outlets today begin a series of stories on this epidemic. Marcus Jackman, General Manager of IPR, and Lisa Nellessen-Lara, Executive Editor of The Star Press, introduce the series and explain why Indiana should pay attention to stories of child abuse.
Listen for more stories in this series — For A Child’s Sake: The Epidemic of Child Abuse – here on IPR and read more in this month’s Sunday Star Press newspapers.
News Blog Extra: Marcus and Lisa discuss the media’s role in bringing child abuse cases to the attention of the public.