(FORT BEND, TX) – Since 1983, April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This annual observance is focused on community-wide education and awareness to prevent child abuse. To help promote this reminder, Fort Bend County Judge KP George, the Office of the Fort Bend District Attorney, the Exchange Club of Fort Bend, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend County will host this year’s blue ribbon awareness dedication event at the Historic Fort Bend County Courthouse, 401 Jackson St., Richmond, TX 77469, on Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m.
“Bringing awareness to the community about child abuse will result in support and collaboration with organizations that are committed to strengthening families and providing resources to keep our children safe,” said KP George. “We all play a crucial role in recognizing and reporting child abuse. We also have an important role in advocating for our children, not only during child abuse prevention month but at all times.”
For more information about Child Advocates of Fort Bend, please visit www.cafb.org. To learn more about the Exchange Club of Fort Bend County, please visit www.facebook.com/fortbendexchange.
WHAT: National Child Abuse Prevention Month Awareness Dedication Event
WHO: Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton, the Exchange Club of Fort Bend, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend County
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5 @ 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Bend County Historic Courthouse
401 Jackson St.
Richmond, TX 77469
About Fort Bend County Judge KP George: Judge KP George assumed the office of Fort Bend County Judge on January 1, 2019. The County Judge is the executive of Fort Bend County’s governing body and presides over Commissioners Court, which oversees the County’s more than 3,000 employees and its nearly $500 million dollar budget. Fort Bend County is the tenth largest county in Texas and one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.