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Resource ID: #13779
Subject: Children
Source: Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
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Oregon's overwhelmed system to protect children ignored more than half the warnings to child abuse hotlines, contributing to a record number of deaths from abuse and neglect, The Oregonian found after a four-month investigation. The key culprit, the series found, is in a system the state uses, called the levels of vulnerability, to justify not investigating more than half the calls it receives. (Dec. 1-2, 5, 1996)

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