2023 Wear Blue
With more than 1,400 Lucas County children confirmed to have been victims of child abuse or neglect in Lucas County last year (2022), Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is once again calling on the community at large to help raise awareness of this problem.
For the 12th consecutive year, LCCS, WTOL, KISS-FM, 101.5 The River, and Lamar Outdoor are sponsoring Wear Blue Day, Wednesday, April 12, 2023. 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 2022, LCCS averaged just over 1,000 calls per 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 4,000 cases, involving 5,417 children. By December 31, 2022, we had served more than 12,500 children from nearly 4,900 families. To learn more about child abuse and neglect, visit: https://lucaskids.net/about-child-abuse-neglect/