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April 15, 2005

Group to Hold Vigil Against Child Abuse

FULTON -- The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County (CAC) invites the community to a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. April 28 to increase community awareness of child abuse. The program will take place at the pavilion at Bullhead Point on Route 3 in Fulton and will feature speakers and a candlelighting ceremony.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, and the CAC has been working with area agencies to increase community awareness about the prevalence of child abuse in Oswego County.

The CAC is also partnering with P&C Foods in Oswego County from 9 a.m. to noon April 23. Students who are enrolled in the New Vision Law and Government curriculum will distribute informational materials about the CAC to parents and provide balloons and free face-painting for children at P & C stores in Oswego, Fulton, and Pulaski.

The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County is a non-profit charitable organization that works with a multidisciplinary team to provide services to child victims of abuse and their families. The team is comprised of community agencies including prosecution, law enforcement, child protective services, medical providers, therapeutic professionals, victim support professionals, and others. The center provides accommodations for conducting interviews and investigations, as well as therapy and case coordination services at no charge to the victim.

For more information regarding the Child Advocacy Center, or to make a donation, contact Olivia VanSanford at 59-CHILD.

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