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Child abuse hotline plan for after-hours got no bidders

Posted September 20

— The director of New Hampshire's Division of Children, Youth and Families says no one has bid on a service that would provide a child abuse reporting hotline for after hours.

Lorraine Bartlett told the state's Legislative Commission on Child Abuse Fatalities on Monday that the division did not receive a single proposal for the service. It was part of a plan announced in February to respond to child abuse allegations around the clock.

WMUR-TV reports Bartlett said the agency doesn't have the manpower or funding to staff the call center after hours. She said the division is still moving forward with expanding services until 8 p.m.

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