According to the most recent figures from the Department of Children and Families, there has been a 50% decrease in child abuse reports during the quarantine. 

Maria Mossaides is the Chief Child Advocate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mossaides spoke with Zydalis Bauer about the concerns she has now that mandated reporters such as teachers and day care workers are not seeing children on a regular basis and looking for potential signs of abuse. Mossaides also talks about what the state is doing to ensure the safety of children during this pandemic.