FILE – Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will open a new child abuse hotline in August 2017. Currently, the county’s “CARE” Line, which fields questions about DSS and reports of child abuse tips, gets more than 15,800 calls a year – more than the volume found in six states. In this photo, DSS is pictured at its building location on Billingsley Road.
FILE – Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will open a new child abuse hotline in August 2017. Currently, the county’s “CARE” Line, which fields questions about DSS and reports of child abuse tips, gets more than 15,800 calls a year – more than the volume found in six states. In this photo, DSS is pictured at its building location on Billingsley Road. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
FILE – Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will open a new child abuse hotline in August 2017. Currently, the county’s “CARE” Line, which fields questions about DSS and reports of child abuse tips, gets more than 15,800 calls a year – more than the volume found in six states. In this photo, DSS is pictured at its building location on Billingsley Road. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Mecklenburg gets new hotline as DSS, child abuse calls exceed those in 6 states

June 20, 2017 04:50 PM

UPDATED June 20, 2017 04:53 PM

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