Child Abuse Doubles in Potter County

AMARILLO, TEXAS - The rate of child abuse in Potter County is over three times the state average according to new information.

In 2009, for every 1,000, there were 30.4 confirmed child abuse victims in Potter County. Compare that to the statewide average of 10.5. And to make things worse, the local rate is over double what it was a decade ago.

This surge in cases is creating major backlogs in the courts and prolonging the trauma for many kids. But there's a way you can help in just an hour of work a week. CASA says they  are in desperate need of volunteers because of this growing problem. If you're interested, the next training session is soon. You can sign up by calling, 373-2272.