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National Crime Victim’ Rights Week through April 13

| April 8, 2019
National Crime Victim’ Rights Week through April 13

In the middle of crime and crisis is a hard time to figure out the criminal justice system and how to navigate it; let alone the emotional impact or figuring out any restructuring of your life that may need to take place depending on the type of crime your are experiencing. Since we don’t know when our lives will be impacted by the unexpected I encourage you all to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rights of victims as well as knowing who you can call for assistance to help guide you in the process.

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ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy update for April 3 — Teen suicide prevention and the LGBTQ kids

| April 8, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy update for April 3 — Teen suicide prevention and the LGBTQ kids

With at least 88 Arizona youths taking their own life over the last two years, including a recent wave in the East Valley, the issue of teen suicide has been in the news lately and has garnered the attention of the Legislature. Senate Bill 1468 , which has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, would provide training in suicide prevention for school counselors, teachers, principals and other education personnel who work with students in grades 6-12.

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Northland Family Help Center seeking to raise $6,000 by April 12 to support Human Trafficking Services at the youth center

| April 8, 2019
Northland Family Help Center seeking to raise $6,000 by April 12  to support Human Trafficking Services at the youth center

Northland Family Help Center has applied for a grant that includes a crowd-funding component. The organization is currently working to raise $6,000 by April 12, with funding to go toward funding Human Trafficking Services in the Youth Shelter.Northland Family Help Center has been serving the Flagstaff, AZ community for 40 years! Over that time, we continue to evolve and fill gaps in social services to ensure our communities’ individuals, families, and youth are healthy and thriving.

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Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

| April 8, 2019
Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

Pinwheels twirled in the breeze as guest speakers spoke of the significance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during a ceremony held Saturday, April 6 at the Williams Pocket Park near the city “Red Train Car” bridge.Guest speakers including Coconino County District 3 Supervisor Matt Ryan, District 1 Supervisor Matt Ryan, Williams Mayor John Moore, CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie, Jennifer Runge and other staff members from Victim Witness Services Coconino County.

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2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 8, 2019
2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The always moving Field of Hope Dedication put a poignant focus on annual Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts throughout Coconino County.More than 50 local residents gathered for the ceremony presented by the Exchange Club of Flagstaffon Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Coconino County Courthouse lawn.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 2019) kicks off with official City of Flagstaff proclamation

| April 2, 2019
Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 2019) kicks off with official City of Flagstaff proclamation

Variety of events planned throughout region including walk in Tuba City on April 4, Field of Hope dedication ceremony on April 5 in Flagstaff.

Child Abuse Prevention Month kicked off in April with the reading of the official proclamation by the City of Flagstaff at its regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

The proclamation was presented to CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie by members of the Flagstaff City Council and Mayor Coral Evans.

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Children’s Action Alliance releases 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book

| March 25, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance releases 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to bring you the 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book, one of the most comprehensive resources on conditions for children in our state— looking at trends in poverty, health and education for kids and families in each Arizona county. 

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Coconino County hiring for part-time CASA — Juvenile Court position

| March 25, 2019
Coconino County hiring for part-time CASA — Juvenile Court position

Coconino County is hiring Administrative Specialist I – CASA (Part-time, 21 hours/week)- Juvenile Court (0319).The position, Job Number 0802429, will close at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019.

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Fostering Advocates Arizona Release Annual Policy Brief

| March 18, 2019
Fostering Advocates Arizona Release Annual Policy Brief

Members of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board on March 14 attended their annual day at the state capitol, where they met with the Governor’s Office Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment chaired by Arizona’s first lady, Angela Ducey, legislators and secretary of state Katie Hobbs to introduce their 2019 policy recommendations for youth experiencing foster care. 

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First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

| March 18, 2019
First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

The recent third annual Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol provided early childhood backers from across the state an opportunity to share with policymakers why early childhood is critical to the future of our state and how it links to shared priorities, such as healthy children, strong families, greater academic achievement and increased economic development.

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