Juvenile Court Referrals

Data are collected from the Missouri Department of Social Services Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline Unit (CANHU). CANHU accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Missouri’s toll-free number for reporting child abuse/neglect is 1-800-392- 3738. Mandated reporters can also report online at http://dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm. The CANHU is operated year-round on a 24 hours per day, seven days per week basis. During FY 2019, it was staffed by 50 full-time and 11 part-time trained and experienced Children’s Service Workers. A call to the hotline is referred to as a “report” or “reported incident” of child abuse/neglect. A report may involve from one to several children. Over the course of the fiscal year, the hotline had received over 64,000 reported incidents that involved over 89,000 children in Missouri. When a call is received at the CANHU, information is analyzed to determine whether: • the child is under age 18; • the alleged perpetrator has care, custody and control of the child; • the report meets the legal definition of abuse and/or neglect as stipulated in 210.110, RSMo For more information visit the </a Child Abuse and Neglect Annual Report

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Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect

Data are collected from the Missouri Department of Social Services Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline Unit (CANHU). CANHU accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Missouri’s toll-free number for reporting child abuse/neglect is 1-800-392- 3738. Mandated reporters can also report online at http://dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm. The CANHU is operated year-round on a 24 hours per day, seven days per week basis. During FY 2019, it was staffed by 50 full-time and 11 part-time trained and experienced Children’s Service Workers. A call to the hotline is referred to as a “report” or “reported incident” of child abuse/neglect. A report may involve from one to several children. Over the course of the fiscal year, the hotline had received over 64,000 reported incidents that involved over 89,000 children in Missouri. When a call is received at the CANHU, information is analyzed to determine whether: • the child is under age 18; • the alleged perpetrator has care, custody and control of the child; • the report meets the legal definition of abuse and/or neglect as stipulated in 210.110, RSMo For more information visit the </a Child Abuse and Neglect Annual Report

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Teen Birth Rates by County, 2010 and 2015

This data set contains mean teen birth rates by year for each county and state in the United States. Hierarchical Bayesian space-time models were used to generate hierarchical Bayes estimates of county teen birth rates for each year during 2003–2015. These annual county-level estimates “borrow strength” across counties and years to generate stable estimates of teen birth rates where data are sparse due to small population size. The population estimates were extracted from the files containing inter-censal and post-censal bridged race population estimates provided by the National Center for Health Statistics. For each year, the July population estimates were used with the exception of the year of the decennial census, 2010, for which the April estimates were used. For more information, please visit Data.Gov.

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