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Legislation #: 080309 Introduction Date: 3/27/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/27/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, FORD, CIRCO, CURLS, FUNKHOUSER, RILEY, SANDERS BROOKS, SHARP, SKAGGS, JOHNSON, MARCASON AND GOTTSTEIN
Title: Declaring April of each year as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

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3/26/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/27/2008 Immediate Adoption
3/27/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080309

 

Declaring April of each year as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect remain significant problems in our City and in our country; and

 

WHEREAS, creating solutions for child abuse depends on the commitment and resolve of all Americans, particularly those in positions to effect change; and

 

WHEREAS, although the specifics of accounts of child abuse and neglect are startling, people often seem to exchange outrage for passivity, accepting such violence as that which is to be taken for granted. Because it is unconscionable to accept abuse and simply punish those who commit crimes against children, we must work to end child abuse and neglect; and

 

WHEREAS, effective child abuse programs succeed because of partnerships among social service agencies, school administrators and faculty, law enforcement agencies, civic and religious groups, parents, guardians, and all who care about young people; and

 

WHEREAS, all of us have a responsibility to become aware of child abuse and neglect and their causes and consequences and to join in prevention programs designed to educate and support parents, guardians, teachers, judges and everyone else who play a role in the lives of our young people; and

 

WHEREAS, we all should strive to see that children, our own and all others, are raised in loving, nurturing and safe environments; and

 

WHEREAS, when children are victims, we should strive to attend to their needs and help repair their lives; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April of each year as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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