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Looking for a Hero

Know someone who makes a huge difference in the effort to fight child abuse? The Governor’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect wants to know their names. The board wants to recognize people whose prevention, intervention and treatment activities in the area of child abuse and neglect have shown exceptional merit. Nomintations are due Jan. 8.

Here are the details:



Nominating Procedures

1. Using the nomination form, outline the specific contribution(s) the nominee has made in the area of the prevention, intervention or treatment of child abuse and neglect to include: a brief summary of events/activities; the number of children involved; and the result(s) and/or resolution to the situation(s).

2. Submit at least three letters of support with the nomination form that address the specific contributions listed in #1 above. The letters can be from such sources as citizens, agencies, churches or social/civic organizations.

3. Send nomination form and letters of support by 5:00 P.M., Friday, January 8, 2010 to:

Virginia Department of Social Services

Attn: Ann Childress

Child Protective Services Unit

801 East Main Street, 11th Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219-2901

For further information, contact: Ann Childress,; or by telephone at (804) 726-7545.