Victims Next Door

Victims Next Door: Part One, children in crisis

Our goal is simple: to increase awareness of the need to report suspected abuse, in the hopes of saving children and families in our community.

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4 Comments On “Victims Next Door”

  1. I have a neighbor and there are several kids in the apartment. I live upstairs and the problem is that most times. I am not sure that there is someone caring for them at night. They run from one end of the apartment to the other there is constant jumping screaming, crying. This goes on every night until well past midnight. I hear a woman cursing at them some time during the day. It is very difficult to leave upstairs and ignore what is happening here and there is nothing that I can do. I have asked the building Management to step in but the building Manager does not reside in the building and per his words is afraid of the man that lives there and so I don’t know what to do. please help this kids this is not normal. It is now 11:42 PM and they running and crying it is awful.
    Yesterday night it did not stop until 1 AM? this is not normal. Please help the kids… It may be that they need care by a responsible adult. Please find out what is going on and help the kids.

    Thank you.

    • If you feel the children are in immediate danger, dial 911.

      If you feel the situation may be harmful to the children as either abuse or neglect, it is your responsibility (under the law) to call the child protection services in your state. If you do not know the number, dial the national hotline immediately.

      It’s the law! Report suspected abuse, neglect, or abandonment in Florida, call 1-800-962-2873.
      The national hotline is 1-800-799-7233.

      The best deterrent to child abuse in our community is reporting!!

      This information is courtesy of:
      Child Guardians, Inc.
      http://www.beaguardian.org
      childguardians@beaguardian.org

  2. We have new neighbors that live downstairs. I believe they have two toddlers close in age, not sure if their twins? I rarely see the kids, or hear them play, but I do hear them cry quite frequently. Now I’m a fulltime working mother/wife. I leave my home at 8AM, and return at 7PM. I usually hear crying every day during the evening. I understand kids cry, and have tantrums… but the crying sounds very scary!! Like someone is hurting them. I spoke to my husband about this and he says “Our two yr old son crys all the time! and we don’t have proof!” I agreed & disagreed with him… He does cry but its not for long periods and most of the time he’s playing and running around.Not sure what to do?

    • If you feel the children are in immediate danger, dial 911.

      If you feel the situation may be harmful to the children as either abuse or neglect, it is your responsibility (under the law) to call the child protection services in your state. If you do not know the number, dial the national hotline immediately.

      It’s the law! Report suspected abuse, neglect, or abandonment in Florida, call 1-800-962-2873.
      The national hotline is 1-800-799-7233.

      The best deterrent to child abuse in our community is reporting!!

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