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February 07, 2005

Cumberland Co. is trying to prevent child abuse

February 7, 2005 [News 14 Carolina Staff]

Cumberland County is taking an active step towards preventing child abuse.

The county's Board of Social Services will form a group to study ways to protect kids at risk for deadly abuse.

It will look into how military abuse statistics compare with similar communities nationwide.

The group's first meeting will be next month.

The N.C. Child Advocacy Institute reported in September, children from Cumberland County, died of homicides at a rate of 4.6 per 100,000 compared with the statewide average of 2.2.

The rate is higher for military families five per 100,000

Posted by Nancy at February 7, 2005 12:00 AM