Regional Director of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), North East Region, Carolyn Stewart, is encouraging persons to report suspected cases of child abuse.
“If you feel like a child is being hurt, you have to report it. We do not want you to get the facts; we do not want you to investigate; we do not want you to come with evidence; we want you to tell us, so that we can roll out and do what we have to do,” Mrs. Stewart said.
Stewart in a recent interview said persons must make reports to the National Children’s Registry at 888-PROTECT (776-8328).
“COVID-19 has caused us to alter the way we operate a little bit. Usually, we would have a walk-through where we would be out and on the ground. Nonetheless, we still have to send the message [of child protection], so we had to make an adjustment and so we are doing this drive-through today,” she said.