Fatal NC Child Abuse
Jeramiah Nathaniel Farris, a nine-year-old Fayetteville boy, died in early December due to injuries caused by his father, Harold Farris. Jeramiah’s injuries were inflicted seven years ago when he was still a toddler. Harold was charged and convicted of child abuse and served over two years in prison. Jeramiah had been hospitalized ever since the first injuries associated with his abuse when he was a toddler.
Types of Child Abuse
Child abuse in North Carolina takes many forms. Children are emotionally abused by parents to perform well in school, some are verbally abused by caregivers, and others are physically abused by babysitters or daycare staff. The psychological injuries associated with child abuse can last a lifetime. For Jeramiah Farris, his physical injuries cost him the chance at a normal healthy childhood, and now, they’ve taken his life completely.
Report Child Abuse NC
You can prevent a child’s death from abuse by reporting suspicious neglect or abusive behavior. North Carolina Child Protective Services is a program that helps prevent intentional harm to a child’s health and well-being. Every county in North Carolina has a Social Services Department where officials handle cases of child abuse and neglect. You can access each NC Social Services offices here. Removing the child from the dangerous environment is the first step, and Social Services can help. The next step is contacting a child abuse attorney and learn how the abuser can compensate the innocent child for the harm they’ve experienced.
Child Abuse Attorneys Raleigh
Child abuse attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates can help if your child or a child you know has been injured because of abuse. Families entrust their children with daycare centers, schools and caregivers that may be negligent in their supervision and care. Behavioral and cognitive development is extremely impressionable for young children, abuse and neglect can cause life-long impairments that may result in difficulty securing employment and establishing social skills, to physical impairments that hinder their ability to care for themselves. Contact a child abuse lawyer in Raleigh, Dunn or Fayetteville to schedule a confidential and free consultation.
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