The City of Lincoln recently adopted Proclamation 2022-04 declaring April 2022 as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month and recognized KidsFirst for their efforts in the prevention of Child Abuse.
During a City Council meeting on March 22, 2022, Lincoln’s Mayor Holly Andreatta (and Vice President of the Board for KidsFirst) presented the proclamation with fellow KidsFirst Board members Todd Olson of Image Outfitters Photography, and our own Trevor Hensley, partner at Herrig & Vogt, LLP.
The proclamation cites that “in 2020, Placer County investigated 3,277 reports of child abuse and neglect, affecting an average of 2 children per household”, and encourages wearing a blue ribbon on April 1st, and displaying a pinwheel garden during the month of April to serve as a positive reminder for the community to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, and to keep children safe.
The Proclamation was passed and adopted by a unanimous vote. KidsFirst is a non-profit, community-based organization operating counseling and family resource centers offering education regarding child abuse prevention, early detecting, intervention, and treatment programs. Its services are free, confidential, and available in English and Spanish.