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Child Abuse Prevention Group Seeks Volunteers In Rural Douglas County


The numbers of child abuse cases continue to climb in Douglas County, and not just in the population center around Roseburg. 

So the organization taking the lead on child abuse prevention is working to recruit volunteers in the many rural corners of the county. 

Up2UsNow is a coalition that brings several groups and agencies together, to turn the focus from responding to child abuse, to a focus on prevention. 

Marion Kotowski is a violence prevention specialist with the Mercy Foundation; Pat Moore is a lieutenant with Roseburg Police.  They join us with an update on their efforts.   

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.