“The Economics of Child Abuse” is a study quantifying the economic cost
of child abuse to the state of California, Bay Area, and San Francisco.
“Although we have quantified the cost of child abuse, it’s impossible to quantify the impact of abuse to a child, their family and our community — with one single case our society has been degraded. This report proves that not only morally, but fiscally, it is our mandate as a community to end child abuse once and for all.” — Katie Albright
“Safe & Sound released the first-ever report on the cost of child abuse Thursday, calculating how much the crime costs the community.” — San Francisco Examiner
“Child maltreatment is often measured by lives forever scarred by trauma and families torn apart, but a new study estimates that each case of abuse also carries a hefty price tag.” — Chronicle of Social Change
“When hearing about child abuse, many people immediately point the finger at parents, but research clearly shows that a child can only be healthy in a healthy family, and a family can only be healthy in a healthy community.” — ACES Connection
with deep appreciation to:
Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley’s Social Sector Solutions, Blue Shield of California Foundation, the California Department of Social Services – Office of Child Abuse Prevention, Casey Family Programs, County Welfare Directors Association of California, S.H. Cowell Foundation, The Golden Door Foundation, The HAND Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.