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Blair County Asks Citizens to 'Get Involved' to Prevent Child Abuse


April 25, 2019

Rick Boston

Blair County Judge Jackie Bernard spoke of the need for community involvement in preventing child abuse during a rally in front of the Blair County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 17.

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and on Wednesday, April 17, Blair County officials, law enforcement and citizens gathered in front of the courthouse to raise a flag and shine a spotlight on child abuse.

Every year child protection agencies across the United States receive more than 3.6 million complaints involving more than 6 million children involved in suspected child abuse.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in four children in the U.S. experience some form of child maltreatment in their lifetimes.

Factor in the unreported cases, and the number of children who suffe...

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