Protecting Children from Abuse

Eugene DePasquale’s inspection of Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline found that 42,000 calls went unanswered, any one of which could have led to a life or death situation for a child.

He demanded immediate reforms and held people accountable to make sure child abuse calls never again go unanswered.

Eugene's Key Points on Protecting Children from Abuse

  1. Ensure the hotline is always staffed at or above the minimum staffing levels.
  2.  Track and document the purpose of all calls received.
  3. Implement call monitoring procedures to ensure calls are processed accurately, efficiently, and effectively.

What You Can Do Right Now to Help

Hold a House Party and have a discussion with your neighbors on this important issue.

Use our guide to hosting house parties along with our tip sheet for this issue to guide the conversation.