Official News Release
Family & Children’s Place will hold an in-person rally on Thursday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of our headquarters located at 525 Zane Street.
April is the designated start of Child Abuse Prevention Month but anyone who works and/or advocates for children understand it’s a 365 24/7 obligation. Educating children on their right for being safe in hopes of strengthen families across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The month also brings awareness to those in the community unaware of how serious the problem is in Kentuckiana.
According to the latest national report of Child Maltreatment, Kentucky has dropped in the ranking from fifth, to sixth in the rate of child abuse/neglect. That’s 14.7 victims per 1,000 children. Indiana remains at #11 with their rate of child abuse/neglect at 13.6 victims per 1,000 children.
In response to those startling statistics and to bring awareness, Family & Children’s Place will have dignitaries, community leaders and advocates talking about child abuse, violence, exploitation, neglect, prevention, intervention, and restoration efforts for children and families.
The following have confirmed their participation as speakers for the March 30th rally:
- Pam Darnall, President/CEO, Family & Children’s Place
- Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman
- Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg
- KY State Senator Julie Raque Adams
- Keturah Herron, State Representative
- Eric Friedlander, KY DCBS Secretary
- Barry Dunn, Kosair Charities
- Dr. Terry Brooks, KYA
We have additional invited guests. As they confirm their participation, we will update our release and social media platforms.
We will also acknowledge a group of individuals who have supported our organization over the years. The following have confirmed their attendance for the rally:
- Louisville Deputy Mayor David James
- Tom Wine, Commonwealth Attorney
- Mike O’Connell, County Attorney
- Jeremy Mull, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
- Caroline Ruschell, KY CAC Executive Director
- Emily Bonistall, Marsy’s Law
- Nicole George, Deputy Mayor
- Dana Mayton, Deputy Mayor
- Phillip Baker, City Councilman District 6
Please announce and/or post our event. If you have any questions and/or would like to setup an interview, please contact us by calling 502-341-7306 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Family & Children’s Place visit our site at www.familyandchildrensplace.org.
WHO: Family & Children’s Place
WHAT: Rally kicking off Child Abuse Prevention Month
WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (In-person)
WHERE: Family & Children’s Place, 525 Zane St, Louisville, KY 40203
For more than 140 years, Family & Children’s Place has been a critical presence in Louisville, helping our most vulnerable citizens — children, that have experience physical and sexual abuse and neglect. We believe that every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood free from abuse and that every family should have the tools and resources to maintain self-sufficiency.