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Child Abuse

Reporting abuse

Working with advocates, Del. Eric Luedtke came up with what seemed like an easy way to protect children: Create a single number that anyone can call, from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore, to report possible abuse or neglect. Legislation he introduced, which is due for a hearing tomorrow , would take advantage of Maryland's existing 2-1-1 system to centralize reporting. The number could be widely publicized — as any manner of other hotlines are — so that people would know where to call without having to figure out the number for the local department of social services in the county where the child lives.

But the proposal has run into strong resistance from local DSS...