Valencia County Commissioners Issue Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation


On April 7, the Valencia County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is acknowledged nationally and by the State of New Mexico. This was sponsored by (pictured, l to r) Commissioners Ron Gentry, Georgia Otero-Kirkham, Donald E. Holliday (chairman), Pedro G. Rael and David R. Medina, and at the invitation of the local Children, Youth, and Families (CYFD) Protective Services Office in partnership with the community's Task Force that was established in the fall of 2009 to help prevent child abuse. Also pictured (at far right) is Arleen Lucero, CYFD County Office Manager for Valencia County.