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KS Attorney General asks Kansans to wear blue on Friday

April 06, 2017 - 5:26 am
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Child Death Review Board are encouraging Kansans to wear blue on Friday to increase awareness of child abuse. The effort is part of April’s observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt tells the Kansas Information Network there's an easy rule to remember to help prevent abuse.

"If you see something, say something," said Schmidt.  "If you see indications that leads you to believe a child is being abused physically, sexually, emotionally; it's ok to report that to an appropriate authority."

To report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect, call the Kansas Protection Report Center at (800) 922-5330. In cases in which the child may be in imminent danger, call 911. For additional information, visit www.ag.ks.gov, or call (785) 296-7970.

The Kansas Child Death Review Board is a statutory board designated to find out what happened to children in an effort to give closure to families.

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