Raising The Flag for Children

The Child Advocacy Center invited the community to join them in paying tribute to child abuse victims and survivors Wednesday at their Murfreesboro center for a special event.

This is a time to remember the child abuse victims currently struggling to overcome the challenges faced as a victim and honor the survivors of child physical and child sexual abuse. The event is a part of the Women’s World Summit Foundation International 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence toward Children and Youth.

Members of the Child Protective Investigation Team addressed supporters about the current partnerships in place that make Rutherford County a safe community for children.  Speakers included:  District Attorney General Jennings Jones, Murfreesboro Police Department Sgt. Paul Mongold, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Detective Andrea Knox, Domestic Violence Program Court Advocate Sarahi Green, and Child Advocacy Center Community Education Coordinator Brittnie Noble.

Following the speakers, a moment of silence followed while the symbol of child welfare, a flag honoring victims, was raised and flown for the remainder of the day.

For more information on the 19 Days of Activism visit the Women’s World Summit Foundation website at http://19days.woman.ch/index.php/en/