Community Raises Awarness on Child Abuse

alba parkMEDFORD, Ore.– Tonight a community event meant to raise awareness about child abuse is kicking off.

It is part of a two-day event bringing families together during Child Abuse Prevention Month. From 5p.m. to 7:30p.m., family fun activities will be held at Alba Park in Medford. This will include a fish pond, sidewalk chalk art, and more.

Booths will also be set up with representatives from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Medford Police, and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Stacy Brubaker from Jackson County Health and Human Services said, “We’re just hoping that it’s a fun time for everybody to be able to come and spend time and just support child abuse prevention in Jackson County”.

Thursday there will be a more somber event. Newswatch 12’s Ashley Hall will be sharing one young victim’s story. That event will begin at noon.

Both events are free and open to the community.