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. For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The record: Data and reports from SRS — the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, including statistics about children in need of care.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about child abuse in Kansas.
Where you get the records: From the department's Web site, www.srskansas.org. Click on the "Children and Family Services Review" link on the right side of the page.
How much it will cost: The information is free.