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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Abuse and Neglect of Children and Disabled Adults

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Statistics from 1982 indicate the problem of neglect and abuse of children, 11,000 confirmed cases, and disabled adults, 900 cases. The article reviews the state's legislation requiring individuals to report instances of neglect or abuse for these groups. Consequences, procedure to, and what to expect after reporting are presented as hypothetical scenarios to inform the public on how to proceed if neglect or abuse is witnessed.