New York Agency Marches for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month
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Gordon Burrows is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in matters concerning matrimonial and family law. Having earned his JD at St. John’s University School of Law in 1984, Gordon Burrows focuses on cases involving child neglect or abuse in White Plains, New York.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The annual observance aims to raise awareness about abuse and its effects on children of all ages. During this month, communities around the United States are encouraged to offer families education and support regarding the matter.

April 2018 began with workers from the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the ACS commissioner, the demonstration aspired to raise awareness about its cause; the organization offers services on child welfare, early care and education, and juvenile justice.

Child neglect or abuse is defined by the State of New York as the act of inflicting death or physical or emotional harm on a child under 18 by any parent or caretaker.

According to the ACS, drawing attention to its services would enable individuals to become more aware that a home does not always guarantee safety to children.

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