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Ad Campaign Encouraging Reports of Abuse, Draws Scrutiny

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Kiersten Curtis fields phone calls and texts at the Center For Family Safety and Healing on Livingston Avenue. .
7:37AM
February
6, 2015

A new Central Ohio program encourages people to report child abuse. The Center for Family Safety and Healing has launched an ad campaign to urge witnesses to call or text what they see. The organization wants to change behavior and reduce abuse, but there are questions about the proper role a private group should play in enforcing child protection laws.

Franklin County Foster Teens Get New Clothes

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Threads for Teens mobile boutique provides girls in foster care with brand new clothes. The non-profit stopped in Columbus, Friday, and outfitted dozens of girls.
2:59PM
July
25, 2014

Many teenagers express who they are through their clothes. But for teens in foster care, getting new clothes is a luxury. Two non-profits came to Columbus Friday looking to change that.

Franklin County Voters Get Children Services Funding Request

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Franklin County voters will decide renewal property tax levy for Children Services
4:03PM
July 15, 2014

Franklin County voters will decide a renewal tax levy in November for Children Services. County Commissioners Tuesday placed the 1-point 9 mill levy on the fall ballot.

Police Look For Teen Accused Of Attacking Social Worker

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Police say Chiann Morrow, 16, fled the scene in a white Toyota Carolla.
7:32AM
June 12, 2013

Franklin County Children Services is looking for a 16-year-old girl who they say attacked a social services worker and fled in her personal vehicle.