Child abuse is an epidemic in the United States. Research suggests that over 14,000 children are abused in Charleston and Berkeley Counties every year. Yet less than 1/3 of children tell someone about their abuse while they are still in childhood. For these brave children, the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center is here as a resource for our community.
1 of every 5 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience sexual abuse by age 18
1 out of every 6 children is physically abused by the age of 18
Over 90% of children know their offender