April 2, 2018 | Press Release
Go Blue Lubbock, a community-wide project to promote child abuse awareness and prevention will kick off Thursday, April 5 at 8:30 AM in the West Texas Room at Atmos Energy. This event is the first of many taking place across the South Plains as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Child abuse rates in Lubbock County are one of the highest in the state with an average of 3 children becoming confirmed victims every day. Last year there were 1,203 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect. The majority of victims were under the age of 3.
The Go Blue Lubbock Kickoff is co-sponsored by the South Plains Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention (SPCCAP), Lubbock Area United Way, and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. The event is free and open to the public. Register to attend here: http://bit.ly/2H3vLU3.
Blue ribbons will be handed out to all attendees. Senator Charles Perry and State Representative John Frullo will discuss child abuse and prevention efforts in the region. Kevin C. Hart, recently retired Lubbock County Child Protection Court Judge, will be presented the “Cherish the Children” award. This award is presented annually by the SPCCAP in recognition of local individuals who go above and beyond in their work and advocacy efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Join this effort by wearing blue during April and participating in the many events hosted by SPCCAP and partnering agencies. For more information on these events visit www.liveunitedlubbock.org/GoBlue.
Nicole Ashley Lee
Director of Marketing & Communications