Mayor Short presents CAC proclamation

Mayor Keith Short officially recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in the City and urged all citizens to participate in this vital cause, at the last City Council meeting on April 9.

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County, established in 2016, offers trauma-informed care to children in Rockwall County. It operates as an interagency, multi-disciplinary partnership committed to providing intervention, hope, and healing for abused and neglected children. The center provides a safe, child-friendly environment where professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, and mental health fields collaborate within the community to develop coordinated strategies for seeking justice and promoting healing for child abuse victims.

In a national effort, Rockwall County community members are encouraged to unite throughout April to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. This collective endeavor aims to provide abused and neglected children both locally and across the country with an opportunity for a safe and positive future.