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    Officials stand up to child abuse and neglect

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    ​Officials stand up to child abuse & neglect for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Marion County Child Abuse Prevention Team stands together to combat abuse and neglect

     Local and state officials will gather with community members to kick-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This event, hosted by the Marion County Child Abuse Prevention Team, will feature prominent speakers communicating the part we all play in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting well-being. Following the program, community members and speakers will plant a pinwheel garden to help visualize and honor our most vulnerable community members.

    Nationally, five children every day die from abuse and neglect. In Oregon, there were 11,843 founded cases of abuse or neglect in 2016. Of those cases, 1,255 were victims in Marion County. Everyone has a role to play in making Oregon a safe and healthy place for children and families.

    Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson
    Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron
    Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Director Marilyn Jones
    Marion County Deputy District Attorney Paige Clarkson
    Leslie Middle School Students – Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project

    Child Abuse Prevention Rally

    April 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

    Oregon State Capitol Front Steps
    900 Court Street NE, Salem

    The public and media are invited to attend.

    For more information about Child Abuse Prevention Month activities and how to combat child abuse, visit  

    The Marion County Child Abuse Prevention Committee includes representatives from: Blue Ribbon Brigade, Boys and Girls Club, Catholic Community Services, CASA of Marion County, Salem Police Department, Family Building Blocks, Liberty House, H.O.M.E. Youth & Resource Center, Liberty House, Marion County Community Services, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Marion and Polk Early Learning Hub, Options Counseling and Family Services, Oregon Department of Human Services, Salem Keizer Public Schools Hands and Words are not for Hurting Project, Shangra-La, Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, and YMCA. ​

    Officials stand up to child abuse and neglect
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