Child Abuse Awareness

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Grants will aid management of child abuse cases, DHHR says

CHARLESTON - In a state as oddly misshapen as West Virginia, with cross-state drives taking almost five hours, Department of Health and Human Resources spokesman John Law says geography can be an issue. An issue, the DHHR hopes, that can be relieved with some extra money. The state Supreme Court announced Sept. 13 that it will receive two federal Court Improvement Grants that each provide $144,763 for one year, helping to establish new ways of handling child abuse and neglect cases. Law says it will help establish electronic case tracking throughout the state, giving the flow of information a much-needed boost over the mountains and into far-off courthouses. "That's real important because people want to be able to go into the database in Ohio County and find out something that happened in Putnam County," he said.

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