Department of Family Services – Children, Youth and Families

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Oriane Eriksen

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month
2024 Proclamation 

WHEREAS, the federal Administration for Children and Families reports that nearly 3.1 million children were involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) in the U.S. in FY 2022; and 

WHEREAS, over 52,400 children in the Commonwealth of Virginia were involved with CPS in State FY 2023. Over 259,000 children live in Fairfax County; and more than 3,700 of those children were involved with CPS in FY 2023; and 

WHEREAS, the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, other county human services agencies, Fairfax County Public Schools, and community partners work together to strengthen and support families and protect children from abuse and neglect; and 

WHEREAS, assisting children and families early makes common sense and fiscal sense and all Fairfax County residents, community partners, faith groups, and businesses are encouraged to renew their commitment to preventing child abuse, supporting families, and promoting the safety and well-being of children; and 

WHEREAS, we proudly honor the local women, past and present, advocating for change and establishing firmer safeguards, practices, and legislation reflecting the values of inclusion, equality, and fairness; NOW THEREFORE 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby proclaim April 2024 as 

Child Abuse Prevention Month

in Fairfax County and urges all residents to recognize this month by working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children and strengthen families.

Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman 
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Dalia A. Palchik, Supervisor 
Providence District

Rodney L. Lusk, Supervisor 
Franconia District

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