Probate Judge declares April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Shown above Probate Judge Rolonda Wedgeworth signs proclamation for National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Greene County DHR service staff Wilson Morgan, Director; Jacqueline Hughes, Family & Children Services Supervisor; Beverly Vester, Q.A. Coordinator; Latonya Wooley, Foster Care Worker; and Kimberly Tyree, CA/N Investigator.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Greene County Probate Judge Rolanda Wedgeworth signed a proclamation declaring April National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas, National Child Abuse Prevention Month will be recognized throughout the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of Alabama during the month of April, 2019; and Whereas, the Greene County Department of Human Resources, other human services, Greene County Public Schools and community partners work together to strengthen and support families and protect children from abuse and neglect, and; Whereas Greene County’s Child Protective Services’ 24-hour hotline received hundreds of calls in Fiscal  Year 2018, many from people seeking help, guidance and referrals to parenting programs and supportive services; and Whereas, assisting children and families early makes common sense as well as fiscal sense.  In addition to saving people the trauma of more intensive services later, prevention and early intervention services save money; and Whereas, the focus for the 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Campaign is to raise public awareness about child supervision and keeping children safe; and Whereas, all Greene County residents, community agencies, faith groups, and businesses are encouraged to renew their commitment to preventing child abuse and promoting the safety and well-being of children; and
Now, therefore I, honorable Judge Roland Wedgeworth do hereby proclaim the month of April 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Greene County and urge all citizen to increase their participations in our efforts to prevent child abuse and strengthen our community.

Judge
Rolonda Wedgeworth
Probate Judge of
Greene County, AL

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