“The Economics of Child Abuse” is a study quantifying the economic cost
of child abuse to the San Francisco Bay Area.
“The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of San Francisco” is a first-of-its-kind report quantifying the economic cost of child abuse to the San Francisco community. The report assesses community risk factors that make families of the city vulnerable to abuse. It also discusses protective factors which keep families safe and strong. The original report was published in January 2017 using 2015 data. The Snapshot was updated in April 2018, using 2017 data.
“Although we have quantified the cost of a child abuse victim, 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
“The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of the Bay Area” calculates the cost of child abuse to the greater Bay Area.
The 10 Bay Area counties include: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Monterey County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, and Sonoma County.
“[Safe & Sound (formerly the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center)]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, the Casey Family Programs, S.H. Cowell Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention.