Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: Statistics about suspected child neglect and abuse in Kansas.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about reports of neglect and abuse to the Kansas Department for Children and Families
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Where you get them: Go to the DCF’s website, www.dcf.ks.gov. Click on the “Child Protective Services” link, then on the “Reports” link. Then click on the “ CINC Intake Information” link. Other types of reports also are available.
How much it will cost: The information is free.