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  • Link measure to expand access to child abuse hotline becomes law

    link 051717SPRINGFIELD – There soon will be increased access to the toll-free number to report child abuse thanks to a measure sponsored by Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills), which was signed into law today.

    “Increasing the visibility of the resources available to help stop child abuse is a common sense step that we can all support,” Link said. “Everyone should know what steps to take and who to call if they find out that child abuse is occurring.”

    The new law will allow the Department of Children and Family Services to coordinate with school officials to provide appropriate materials, including listing the toll-free number in a clearly visible location in each school building.

    “This new law is a step in the right direction to help end child abuse,” Link said. “I hope we can implement this new law as soon as possible.”

    House Bill 370 will go into effect on January 1, 2018.