You Oughta Know

Learn about child abuse in Kansas on Web site

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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, 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.