LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Several local agencies are teaming up to fight child abuse.  Kosair Charities, Family and Children's Place, and nearly a dozen other agencies are committing to a 10-year campaign to protect children.

It will serve to educate the community on issues surrounding abuse, improve services to victims and their families, and seek funding for abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment.

For the last five years Kentucky has ranked number one in child abuse related deaths.  The state now ranks 18th.

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