DA: Child Abuse Prevention Month Recognized

Girl Scout Blue Ribbon Pic Web

Girl Scout Troop # 41997

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced that April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County (CAC-CC) has partnered with local organizations and individuals to help create awareness of this very important issue.

Shaw reported that Girl Scout Troop # 41997 made blue ribbon pins to be distributed in the community in support of National Child Abuse Prevention month.  Shaw said the blue ribbons were hand made by the Girl Scout Troop as they work towards their Bronze award.  This award is the highest achievement that a Junior Girl Scout can earn.

 Shaw expressed gratitude towards these young leaders for choosing to spread awareness and working with the CAC-CC.

Shaw thanked Penn Highlands Clearfield, Clearfield YMCA, CURVES of Clearfield, The Cove Drop-In-Center of DuBois, and Beatty’s Rustic Roots Salon for their diligent efforts to distribute the blue ribbons.

Shaw acknowledged various organizations that have worked to help make Child Abuse Prevention month a successful campaign. 

Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Children, Youth, and Family Services, Children’s Aid Society, CenClear, PASSAGES, Inc, and The Clearfield County League on Social Services for hosting blue jean dress down days at their offices. 

Shaw expressed thanks towards the MoValley School District for helping to raise funds and promote awareness through the selling of pin wheels during the month of April.

Shaw thanked the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 327, Lawrence Township Police Department Staff, Leyo’s Supermarket in Coalport Staff, and Herinko Insurance for their donations to the CAC-CC. 

“This was the first Child Abuse Prevention awareness campaign that our CAC-CC has implemented, and the community support has been overwhelming.  We are looking forward towards creating awareness campaigns in the future,” Shaw said.

Anyone with knowledge or information about a crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”



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