Candlelight gathering to honor children recovering from abuse, and the agencies who support them: Thursday, April 28, Franklin Police Headquarters

CVPicAs Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close, Franklin Police, Williamson County Juvenile Court, Williamson County CASA, and The Davis House Child Advocacy Center will hold a brief candlelight gathering at Franklin Police Headquarters, on Thursday. The 20-minute program begins at 4:30 pm on 04/28/2016.

“Our children are our future,” said Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We want to pause to acknowledge the importance of working together to educate young people, parents, and childcare providers, as we affirm our commitment to vigilance in protecting our community’s children.”

Child abuse and neglect affects more than three million of our nation’s children, every year. In 2015, Franklin’s Davis House Child Advocacy Center provided services to 300 physically or sexually abused Williamson County children. Williamson County CASA served 330 children with matters before Juvenile Court. Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee said, “It is imperative to the future of our children that we tackle abuse, to give our young people all they need to achieve the future they deserve.”

We invite members of the Franklin
and greater Williamson County community
to stand with us Thursday,
for kids’ sake
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