April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Although the problem of child abuse is not a new one, its impact is not always realized by the general public. Reports of child abuse rose 17 percent in Greene County from 2010 to 2011, according to the annual report from Missouri’s Children’s Division. Many agencies try to educate people about the issue, while being a part of the collective mission to help these children. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann went to the Child Advocacy Center to learn more about what it means to be a forensic investigator.
Tuesday, Greene County residents will vote on whether to usher in a new sales tax for law enforcement, as well as voting on other issues in certain areas. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke the Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff and has this report.