DAVID CITY, Neb. – The holidays are meant for togetherness with family and friends. However, not everyone’s living situation is that simple.
In a 2017 report produced by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, there were 37,660 reports related to child abuse/neglect received by DHHS for the calendar year. An alarming increase of over 8,000 reports since 2008.
In Butler County, Nebraska, 76 child abuse/neglect reports were filed in 2017. Of those 76, not 1 went uninvestigated by Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Marla Schnell. Deputy Schnell is a six-year veteran of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office who takes pride in being an advocate for the at-risk children of Butler County. She says what began as a job, has now grown into a passion. She will not stop until her mission is complete in Butler County…
For every story that ends in tragedy. There’s one that ends in happiness…
Deputy Schnell will continue her mission of making sure every child in Butler County is given the opportunities that they, as children, deserve.
If you are aware of child abuse/neglect in your county, do not hesitate to contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
“Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.” – Herbert Ward