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Tenn. Commissioner: abuse numbers from DCS were wrong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Children's Services Commissioner Kate O'Day says her department can account for every child reported to it in a severely abusive situation.

That said, O'Day told the Second Look Commission the 256 severe abuse cases reported to the panel for 2010 was an undercount.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/OqyyIe ) reported the commissioner also told the panel Wednesday that the 675 such cases reported for 2011 were skewed high and included 2010 cases, making year-to-year comparison impossible.

The Second Look Commission is made up of lawmakers, police, prosecutors, child advocates and others who have a stake in children's welfare.

 

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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