‘Light of Hope’ event works to prevent child abuse, raise awareness

Child playing with a toy (KXAN File Photo)
Child playing with a toy (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Last year, Texas Child Protective Services completed 166,753 investigations that confirmed 58,664 children were victims of abuse or neglect in the Lone Star State. More than 200 children in Texas died due to abuse or neglect last year.

CPS is joining with local governments, community groups, service organizations, activists and other partners to spotlight preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse. April is also national child abuse prevention month.

“Light of Hope” is a free event Thursday night and open to the public at the Carver Branch Library at 1161 Angelina St. from 5-7 p.m.

For more information click here.


KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s