She'd never have predicted it within her own family. She'd somehow felt that going to church and serving as director of children's programs there was a kind of "kid insurance." By the time she recognized what was happening to her grandkids, "the neglect was serious — our own personal tragedy."
Janet Magee was horrified when a child who sometimes came to the church she attended was murdered, one of the nation's 1,570 children who die each year from abuse. But the sheer magnitude of young lives slammed by child abuse and neglect didn't hit home until she found herself in a family court trying to rescue her own grandchildren.
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