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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 10:27 PM

Oklahoma child abuse prevention programs worry about funding

Oklahoma City Parent Promise made it through this year's budget cuts without leaving the high-risk families it works with in the lurch.

Executive Director Sherry Fair said she isn't sure it can pull off the same trick for another year, though.

Oklahoma City-based Parent Promise and eight other organizations had $2 million in state contracts to perform home visits with families at a higher-than-average risk of child abuse or neglect. The Oklahoma State Department of Health cut the contracts in October to deal with a budget shortfall caused by years of overspending.

Private funders helped Parent Promise get through this year, but organizations in rural areas haven't been so fortunate, Fair said.

Read more: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-child-abuse-prevention-funding-up-in-the-air/article/5592639

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