Elder Abuse: A Hidden Crime
Every year, 1 out of 10 American senior citizens is abused, neglected or exploited- most often in the privacy of their own homes, by members of their own family. People often assume that elder abuse takes place primarily in nursing homes. That’s not the case. In fact, less than 5-percent of reported elder abuse cases […]
National Police Week 2015
Since record keeping began in 1791, more than 22,000 American law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty. On average, an officer in the United States dies in the line of duty every 58 hours. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and […]
May is Mental Health Month
One out of five people in the United States experience mental illness during any given year. To raise awareness of this silent condition, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) kicked off Mental Health Month with their StigmaFree campaign. The StigmaFree campaign urges individuals, companies, organizations and campuses to create an American culture in which […]
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? North Carolina is a mandatory reporting state when it comes to child abuse. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, or if you think a child may have died from being mistreated, you must report what you know to your […]