April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Shown Wilson Morgan DHR Director, Jacqueline Woods, Service /APS Supervisor, Latonya Wooley - Foster Care Worker,Beverly Vester ,Q.A. Coordinator, Kimberly Tyree - CA/N Investigator surround  Judge Judy Spree.

Monday, April 2, 2018 Greene County Probate Judge; Judy Spree, issued this proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. “Whereas,  National Child Abuse will be recognized throughout the United States, as well as in the commonwealth of Alabama during the month of April; and Whereas, Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well being of children and families; and Whereas,  preventing child abuse and neglect is a community problem that depends on involvement among people throughout the community and Whereas, child abuse is considered to be one of our nation’s most serious health problems with scientific studies documenting the link  between the abuse and neglect of children and a wide range of  medical emotional psychological and behavioral disorder; and Whereas, effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnership among agencies, schools, religious organization, law enforcement and the business community and Whereas, during the month of April and throughout the year our  communities are encourage to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness  strategies and activities promote prevention across the county.
Therefore I, Honorable Judge Judy Spree, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Probate Judge of Greene County,  hereby proclaim the month of April in the year of 2018 to be Child  Abuse Prevention  Month in Greene County and urge all residents to engage in making a difference in the lives of children in Greene County by promoting safety and awareness to prevent abuse from happening.

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