Protecting children in the Keystone State

09.15.17 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says child abuse is on the rise in Pennsylvania, and case-workers can't keep up with the problem.

Last year, nearly 50 children died as a result of domestic abuse in Pennsylvania despite the state spending nearly $2 billion to stop it.

In his 80 page State of the Child report, Pennsylvania's auditor general called for greater cooperation between cops and case-workers.

Depasquale says social workers in the commonwealth are over-worked, under-paid and not adequately trained to deal with child abuse cases.