Children’s Justice Center, libraries join forces for Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Several events planned for April, an awareness walk scheduled for June

The Arthur D. Curtis Justice Center will partner with Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries to host a series of events recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

FVRLibraries will have displays and children’s book lists to provide parents with resources to get kids more aware of their own safety. CJC employees will be on hand during story time sessions at several libraries to answer questions and provide resources regarding child safety. A complete list of the sessions is available on the FVRLibraries website.

Officer Rob Givens with the Vancouver Police Department on April 15 will give a presentation for parents on the reality of cybercrimes against children and will provide tips on keeping children safe online. The presentation will be 6:30-7:30 pm at the Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave. Officer Givens has been attached to VPD’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit for almost 10 years. Parents can attend in person or online. More information is available here.

To further awareness, CJC encourages everyone to Wear Blue 4 Kids on April 5 in recognition of the month and post pictures or selfies on social media using the hashtag #wearblue4kids. 

“We want everyone to save the date for CJC’s Awareness Walk and Learn on Saturday, June 23 at Fort Vancouver,” said Amy Russell, Director of the Children’s Justice Center. “The walk will be 9-11 am and will be a free, family friendly event with activities designed to help keep kids safe.”

Amy Russell, Director, Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center