Nixzmary Brown, One Year Later
January 12th, 2007

A year after seven-year-old Nixzmary Brown died, the alleged victim of child abuse, an editorial in
El Diario La Prensa explains that reports of abuse have gone up (65,000 by December of 2006 compared to 48,000 in all of 2005), but so has the budget and training of the Administration for Children Services; parents who feel they are on the brink of hurting their children can get help. Now whats needed, the paper says, is a citywide outreach and prevention campaign, that addresses the cultural stigma attached to asking for help and the differences in how corporal punishment is interpreted.

By on January 12, 2007, 7:29 am
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4 Responses to “Nixzmary Brown, One Year Later”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    January 12th, 2007 at 8:08 am

    It is a legitmate question how much the rest of the community can help when a child is harmed by their family.

    But to the extent this a community responsibility, remember what the priorities were when the budget had to be cut earlier in the decade.

    In a city where seniors come first and children last, there was a lot of yelping about a shift to pre-prepared frozen meals for delivery to seniors, a program that is not means tested and not very well screened as to the ability of the seniors to prepare meals on their own.

    Meanwhile, the Administration for Childrens Services was top of the list for cutbacks, along with parks and libraries, as always. Then there are more child deaths, or well publicized ones, and you have a bunch of hiring at that agency. The same cycle happened in the 1990s.

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