Pa Family Support Alliance (PFSA), a nonprofit organization and the state leader in child abuse prevention, is accepting nominations for its 2024 Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards. The nomination period ends at 5 p.m., October 20, and awards will be given next year to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Individuals who are nominated can be child welfare professionals, volunteers, media representatives, law enforcement officers, or others who have worked to keep children safe. Nominations for this recognition are welcome from schools, government agencies, community organizations, private practitioners, churches, and other concerned individuals and groups.
Awards will be given to recipients at a ceremony that will take place April 2, 2024, in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
According to the 2022 Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Annual Child Protective Services Report, there were 4,992 cases of substantiated child abuse. There were 60 fatalities and 138 children suffered near-fatal injuries.
“Fostering environments in Pennsylvania in which all of our children are able to grow and thrive free from abuse is our goal, and we need everyone to become a Champion for Safe Kids,” said Angela Liddle, PFSA President and CEO. “If you know of someone who has continually gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect our children, please nominate them for our award. They deserve to be recognized and honored, and they can help us to motivate others to prioritize our children’s safety and wellbeing.”
Nominating an individual for the Blue Ribbon Champions for Safe Kids Awards is an easy, free process. Winners will be determined by an independent panel of judges.
From PennWatch, October 2, 2023