Three Triad non-profits are banding together to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars to help abused children. A community fundraising campaign is underway to replace the loss of state and federal funding for child abuse and neglect programs. Several community leaders, child advocacy agencies and local law enforcement officials gathered at the Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem Tuesday to address what they say is a critical need for children in our community.

“In 2011, when you look at across the board in Forsyth County of all of the sexual assaults that occurred, 35 percent of all sexual assaults were committed against children under the age of eight years old, and when you look at us compared across the state, that’s at a rate that is almost 50 percent higher than our neighbors,” says Jim O’Neill, Forsyth County District Attorney.
Read More