Posted 4:01 PM 2/22/2013 : Montana law enforcement, lawmakers work to prevent child abuse
BILLINGS - In 2012 Montana Child and Family Services investigated 8,648 reports of child abuse statewide. More than 2,000 of those investigations indicated that abuse did occur.
In that same year, more than 300 youth in Yellowstone County were in need of care. A major spike from 185 cases