In 2017 alone, 7,578 children were verified victims of abuse in Maryland. Of those victims 1,660 children are aged 8-11. These are the children we serve.
INVESTIGATED & VERIFIED VICTIMS MARYLAND CHILDREN, AGES 8-11, IN 2017
OUR REFERRAL PROCESS The children we serve are referred to us by professionals in the child services community. Teachers, guidance counselors, social workers and members of the clergy have all identified children who would benefit from Camp Opportunity. We work with professionals, parents, and legal guardians to ensure that the children we serve are those who could most benefit and that we are best prepared to help.
436 KIDS 10 YEARS OLD
371 KIDS 11 YEARS OLD
449 KIDS 8 YEARS OLD
404 KIDS 9 YEARS OLD
TYPES OF ABUSE MARYLAND CHILDREN, ALL AGES, IN 2017
PHYSICAL ABUSE 1,688 (22.3%)
SEXUAL ABUSE 1,772 (23.4%)
NEGLECT 4,597 (60.7%)
*Percentages do not add up to 100% as some children are victims of multiple forms of abuse and are counted more than once.
SOURCES U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau, Child Maltreatment 2017 Report