May 27, 2010

Rethinking Child Abuse Prevention

Joan Cartan-Hansen discusses child abuse prevention with Jim Hmurovich, head of Prevent Child Abuse America.

Hmurovich discusses the reasons behind the drop in the numbers of the most serious cases of child abuse and why child neglect remains a serious problem. He also talks about why society needs to rethink what constitutes child abuse and find new ways to keep children safe.

Hmurovich is a former juvenile probation officer for Monroe County, Indiana, as well as a former state parole officer, state director of probation, director of administration, director of planning and deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Correction. After almost 20 years of service in that department, he was appointed to the position of director, Division of Family and Children for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, a position he held for almost nine years. He was named president/CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America in 2006.