Fayette County Children and Youth Services has an increase in caseloads. Awesome.
"From July 2009 through June 2010, the agency investigated 811 general neglect cases, 445 of other abuse-type cases and fielded about 900 calls from people who want information, or who are reporting suspected child-welfare issues."
The worst part is that you don't need to go far to see any of this in action. I have heard many, many parents say to their kids, "I'm going to beat your ass," or "I'm going to beat the shit out of you" loud and in public. Plenty of shady things have been witnessed in this county, and sometimes it goes way too far: "A Point Marion couple was charged with homicide in the Jan. 5 death of their 15-month-old daughter, Madison Violet Dodson...When the baby died, police alleged her mother was smoking crack with another man and her father left her sleeping on the living room floor amongst animal feces and garbage. An autopsy revealed the baby died of dehydration and malnutrition."
And we're supposed to be proud of our home and want to stay here, happily ever after? Do the politicians questioning why so many "young people" move away not read the newspapers?
If you see something going down, Fayettenamese, call the 24-hour CYS hotline at 724-430-1287.