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Commissioners Proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake County

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, March 28, 2024– Across the nation, including here in Lake County, the month of April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This initiative is rooted in communities working together to ensure that children and families are provided with the support they need, especially during challenging times. During the March 28, 2024, Commissioners’ meeting the Lake County Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming April 2024 as Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout Lake County.

Child abuse and neglect occurs across all cultures, races, and socio-economic groups and we are not immune to this issue in Lake County. During 2023, staff with the Children Services Division of the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services responded to over 1,500 calls regarding child safety and worked with approximately 1,000 children who presented with a variety of needs requiring the assistance of the agency.

“We ask all of you to help Lake County Job and Family Services in this important work. If you see something, say something. It may not benefit you personally, but you have to be the voice for the voiceless. We join with Job and Family Services in this important task as we publicly announce Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake County,” said Commission President John T. Plecnik. Please click here to read the entire press release. 

From the left: Commissioner John T. Plecnik, Suzanne Casar, Mary Udics, Commissioners Richard J. Regovich and John R. Hamercheck.