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Fewer children being removed from Linn County homes

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

The number of children temporarily removed from Linn County homes dropped sharply last year.

The Department of Health and Human Services said the trend was particularly noticeable among African American children, where the rate of removal was down by almost half.

For the fiscal year ending in June 2011, 47 African American children in Linn County were temporarily removed from their homes as the result of abuse or neglect.

That compares to 75 the year before.

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