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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Photo by Judith Pannebaker

Joined by members of the Bandera County Child Services Board and representatives of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jordan “Jody” Rutherford proclaimed April as “Child Abuse Awareness Month.” Also visiting from Bexar County on Friday, April 1, were Rowdy and Raven Risk Rangers, who assisted with the proclamation. According to Rutherford, “Effective child abuse prevention strategies can succeed with partnerships among citizens, human service agencies, schools faith-based communities, healthcare providers, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies and the business community.” The blue and silver pinwheels placed on the courthouse lawn serve as a reminder for everyone to remain vigilant and to report suspected child abuse to law enforcment authorities.