2022 Wear Blue

Wear Blue • Wednesday, April 13, 2022

With more than 1,750 Lucas County children confirmed to have been victims of child abuse or neglect in Lucas County last year (2021), Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is once again calling on the community at large to help raise awareness of this problem.

For the 11th consecutive year, LCCS, WTOL, KISS-FM and 101.5 The River are sponsoring Wear Blue Day, April 13, 2022.
The campaign calls on citizens who live, work, play, and attend school in Lucas County to post a photo of themselves wearing blue to the LCCS Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LucasCountyChildrenServices, with the hashtag #OhioWearsBlue.

The goal is to raise awareness that child abuse continues to impact youth in our community, and that everyone plays a role in keeping kids safe. Supporters interested in receiving a “Wear Blue” poster can request an electronic file by submitting their contact information at https://lucaskids.net/general-inquiries/ .

In 2021, LCCS averaged 993 calls a month from people concerned about the well-being of a child. By the end of the year, we had screened in, or investigated, more than 4,800 cases, involving 6,375 children. By December 31, 2021, we had served more than 13,500 children from nearly 5,300 families. To learn more about child abuse and neglect, visit: https://lucaskids.net/about-child-abuse-neglect/

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