PAINESVILLE, OH, March 31, 2022 – Lake County Commissioners Declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month here in Lake County and across the country. It is the time of year when cities and states acknowledge the devastating impact of child abuse and neglect.
Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect occur in Lake County, too. The Lake County Department of Job and Family Services has the responsibility and authority to provide protective services to children residing in Lake County. During the year 2021 alone, Social Workers from the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services responded to over 1,900 calls concerning the safety of children. As a result, staff worked with approximately 1,000 children who presented with a variety of needs requiring the assistance of the agency.
“Our social workers are dedicated to investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and protecting the most vulnerable members of our community. We are grateful to the concerned citizens and mandated reporters who call our child abuse hotline to report their concerns regarding the safety of a child,” said Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar. Please click here to read the entire news release.