- Thursday April 1st, 2010 :: 01:38 p.m. MST
Child Abuse Campaign Goes To The State Capitol - April 6 at 10:30 AM on the Senate lawn, south side State Capitol
CHANDLER, AZ. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Campaign will be going to the State Capitol to announce a statewide campaign to fight child abuse. The event will be held on April 6 at 10:30 AM on the Senate lawn, located on the south side of the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Chandler Police Chief Sherry Kiyler will be one of several speakers at the event. We encourage the public to attend.
The Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Coalition is a multidisciplinary effort to raise awareness and prevent infant and toddler homicide and abuse in Arizona. Over 50 agencies are involved in the campaign, bringing together government, the private and public sectors, schools, hospitals and non-profits to fight against child abuse.
The campaign was initiated after the death of three-year-old, Schala Vera, of Chandler. Her mother and her mother’s boyfriend beat her to death on August 31, 2009. Schala died in the bathroom of her residence trying to hide from her attackers.
51 children’s chairs will be displayed and remain empty during the event in memory of the children who died in Arizona in 2008 from child abuse.
For more information contact:
Detective Frank Mendoza at 480-782-4106
Chandler Police Department
250 E Chicago St
Chandler, AZ 85225