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Illinois Government Working To Combat Child Abuse

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The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services wants the public to help root out child abuse. DCFS is operating under a motto of “see something, say something.”  Spokeswoman Veronica Resa says a call to the child abuse hotline doesn’t mean the state will automatically break up a family. 

"What we're going to do is hopefully find them family services, help them stay united through supporting them with things such as parenting classes or anger management classes.  We even have classes to help them with finances."

You can anonymously report abuse by calling 1-800-25-ABUSE.