More than 1,300 children die every year from abuse or neglect. The Mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center is to improve the community’s response to child abuse and neglect and to lessen the negative impact of abuse on children. Bowl Against Abuse directly supports our program activities. For 17 years the Kent Jaycees have participated in this event in an effort to reduce the devastating effects of child abuse. This fun and meaningful event brings community members together to raise awareness about the problem of child abuse while raising funds to support the goals of the Center.