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Located at the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Children’s Advocacy and Child Abuse Prevention and the Allen R. Levin Family Advocacy and Education Wing

Advocate for Our Children Be An Advocate for Escambia County's and Pensacola's Children

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds in the United States. According to a report issued by, every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). Further, the United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.

In Escambia County alone last year, there were over 4,600 cases of child maltreatment reported. In our own backyard, each year nearly 20 child deaths are investigated annually as a result of suspected abuse.

In 2015, Gulf Coast Kid’s House (GCKH) provided services for over 3,100 children victimized by abuse. Last year, in 97% of the cases seen at GCKH, the alleged perpetrator was a family member or a close friend of the family.

Help us keep our children safe by:

  • Knowing the signs of abuse
  • Reporting abuse
  • Supporting prevention education
    • Contact your local state representatives
    • Make sure all schools and community groups involved with children have prevention education
  • Supporting Gulf Coast Kid's House - your local child advocacy center

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