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RI to announce unit to combat child abuse

December 4, 2011
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A new unit is being formed by state prosecutors in Rhode Island to combat child abuse.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is set to announce details Monday about the effort. The announcement will take place at Day One, an agency that serves victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crimes.

Organizers say Day One will also discuss the reaccreditation of its Child Advocacy Center by the National Children's Alliance. The center works with children who have been sexually or physically abused.

Day One says the National Children's Alliance awards accreditation based on an agency's compliance with 10 national standards.

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