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BOISE -- April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, and Idahoans are taking notice.

A small group marched from the Idaho Statehouse on Monday for the annual Million March Against Child Abuse.

Similar marches were held across the country in a unified effort to bring attention to child abuse.

We're on a mission to spread awareness about child abuse and how it's in our communities and neighborhoods, and also asking our lawmakers that they put forth a harsher punishment laws for those who do abuse children, said Cory Hoffman with Million March Against Child Abuse.

Organizers say on average, 20 new cases of child abuse are reported in Idaho every day. Many believe more cases go unreported.

Hoffman says it's everyone's responsibility to be on the lookout for child abuse and to call the number 211 if they want to report child abuse.

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