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April is child abuse awareness month


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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

April is child abuse awareness month, and CASA 69 is using the month to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention.

CASA 69 serves Dalhart, Hartley, Moore and Dumas Counties. Each year, a large ribbon is placed on the courthouse lawn in each county to raise awareness throughout the month.

There are 7,583,816 children living in the state of Texas, and 240,761 in the panhandle area. In the 2018 fiscal year, Child Protective Services (CPS) completed 171,228 investigations, including 6,402 in the panhandle.

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