A hotline to prevent child abuse is paying dividends in Pennsylvania

09.16.16 | Bob Price

Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas says, "In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, there were about 24 amendments made to the child protective services law.  Those amendments had a big impact in child abuse reporting in Pennsylvania."
           
Dallas says his agency has improved the performance of a hotline that handles reports of suspected abuse.

Less than 2% of all the calls made to the Childline hotline are dropped.  That's down from more than 40% when the program first started last year.