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Program focuses on helping abused children in Winnebago County

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A program launched earlier this year hopes to help local children being neglected or abused.

The Fight Crime Invest in Kids program officially started in February and focuses on children up to three years old. A family is visited by a trained professional in child development and early learning, as well as providing social service referrals to a family.

Workers meet with families as often as once a week, impacting long-term development. The program is funded through 2015.

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