(12/11/2014)
The latest statistics on child abuse and neglect from WVs Childrens Protective Services (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014) shows Calhoun with 93 investigations, 25 new cases opened, and 45 children removed from their family.

Calhoun County was among about six counties in WV with the highest rate of child abuse and neglect at 37% (per 1,000) according to a WV Kids Count report.

Kids Counts gave regional county statistics with child abuse and neglect: Calhoun 37%; Clay - 54%; Roane - 8%; Wirt - 20%; Gilmer - 22%; Braxton - 37%; Ritchie - 25%.

-2014 CPS Investigations Regional Counties:

Calhoun 93; Wirt 57; Braxton 236; Clay 179; Gilmer 73; Ritchie 122; Roane 192.

-2014 CPS Cases Opened Regional Counties:

Calhoun 25; Wirt 8; Braxton 34; Clay 56; Gilmer 11; Ritchie 4; Roane 20.

- 2014 CPS Removal Children From Families:

Calhoun 45; Wirt 4; Braxton 50; Clay 55; Gilmer 20; Ritchie 34; Roane 21.


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