Did you know the state of Texas has gained custody of close to 600 children who have been victims of child abuse? 20 percent of those cases are right here in Hidalgo County.

Out of the 276 thousand 110 children in Hidalgo County, last year 599 were removed from their homes, according to Texas department of family and protective services figures.

The department investigated over 71 hundred cases here, while there were only seven adoptions. There were over 26 hundred confirmed victims of abuse or neglect.

Casa Hidalgo, otherwise known as court appointed special advocates continues to create awareness about child abuse and have planned a fundraiser for July.

Log on to RGV summer jam dot com for more information on how you can help raise money to fund child abuse prevention programs in Hidalgo County.