Kudos to Wisconsin for having the courage to track and post reports of child death and life threatening harm done to their youngest citizens. This Wisconsin State Website provides a real time snapshot of life threatening incidents and child death in Wisconsin.

Building on the recent Safe Passage Investigative Report of Minnesota children murdered (includes how and why they died) by their parents while in Child Protective Services.  Tracking near death experiences will provide a much more accurate indication of the depth and scope of deadly child abuse in our state.

Knowing the numbers are in the thousands and not the hundreds is a first step in facing the inadequacy of our Child Protection System. The Safe Passage study did not include near death and egregious harm (because it’s not reported by CPS). Had it done so, the numbers would have been exponentially higher.

Until Minnesota officials know the depth and scope

of child abuse and death in our state,

it will remain the most tolerated human rights abuse in our State.

Forward this to your State Rep (find them here) with a note from you about how this reporting will save lives and interrupt the trauma and torture of hundreds of MN children.


Email your State Rep – It just takes a few minutes.

You could save a life.


Is CPS creating what it was designed to stop?

There are many forces at play on Child Protective Services today

The punishment model still rules in courts, schools and public policy

better tracking and reporting

of outcomes-based metrics in Child Protection

will save abused children from early death,

more trauma, more punishment and a

lifetime of dangerous behavior

KARA reports on the issues of invisible children

This article submitted by Former CASA Guardian Ad Litem Mike Tikkanen

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“What we do to our children, they will do to our society”

(Pliny the Elder, 2000 years ago)

KARA is writing a book (draft here) and needs to know of other states that track child death and egregious harm. If you know such a state, please send me an email, mike@invisiblechildren.org with States Reporting in the Subject Line.