Raising awareness through proclamations

April 8, 2014

Morrow County Commissioners Dick Miller, Tom Whiston and Tom Harden joined Sharla O’Keefe of Job and Family Services in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Morrow County. In 2013, there were 193 reports of abuse, neglect and maltreatments investigated in Morrow County, affecting 419 children. The State of Ohio enacted House Bill 165 to increase public awareness about the effects of child abuse and to acknowledge it as a societal problem to be addressed and eliminated.

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