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									Department of Child
 Abuse and Neglect
    Prevention




Child Advocacy Toolkit
       2010

  Alabama Department of Child Abuse Prevention
            “Children’s Trust Fund”
                P.O. Box 4150
           100 RSA Union, Suite 350
          Montgomery, Alabama 36103
Alabama Department of Child
Abuse and Neglect Prevention

    “The Children’s Trust Fund”

       Child Advocacy Toolkit

            Our Mission

   The Department of Child Abuse
Prevention (DCAP) secures resources
 to fund evidence-based community
     programs committed to the
prevention of child maltreatment; we
    advocate for children and the
      strengthening of families.




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                                     State of Alabama
             Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
                                  “The Children’s Trust Fund”
                                         RSA Union Building
                                         100 N. Union Street
BOB RI LEY                                 P.O. Box 4251                           Kelley Parris-Barnes, MSM
 Governor                          Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3702                             Direct or
                                           (334) 242-5710
                                        www.ctf.alabama.gov



      Dear Advocates:

      As child advocates we have many accomplishments to be proud of this past year,
      but for each obstacle we overcome there are always more hurdles remaining in
      front of us. Our goal of keeping every child in Alabama safe, and providing a
      nurturing environment for growth and development can only be attained through
      the collective work of those in the community and those we elect to represent us in
      Montgomery. It is vitally important for us to educate our elected officials about our
      work on the ground and the realities facing children and families in our state.

      Every agency has experienced an increase in requests for services which places
      undue stress on the system. Without the non-profit community the state system
      would be unable to bear the overload in needed capacity. The Department’s 175
      Grantees logged over 184,000 hours of volunteer time, when calculated in real
      dollars this time is equal to over 3.6 million dollars.

      April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month; this is our time to highlight
      our mission and recognize the roll we play in keeping Alabama’s children safe.
      Your work is invaluable and it saves lives. Legislative delegations across the state
      have invested in children this year by providing funds for simulator dolls in your
      communities; they also are saving lives. Everyone has a role to play and together
      we can and will have a strong and unwavering voice for children and families in
      our state.

      Child abuse and neglect carries a high price tag, $520,000,000 annually in direct
      and indirect costs. The cost to our children, their quality of life and the health of
      communities cannot be measured. Thank you for all you do.

      My warmest regards,


      Kelley Parris-Barnes, MSM
      Director




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                               Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Since 1983
The Cost of Child Abuse to Alabama
The annual direct and indire ct cost of child
abuse to the tax pay ers of A labama is
approximately $520 ,000,000.




 Community Programs Impact
 There ar e 175 pr ogr ams to pre ve nt child abus e
 funde d at the community le ve l by the De partme nt
 of Child A buse Pre ve ntion and two spe cial pr ojects




Fatherhood Programs
With a partners hip with DHR, the De partme nt of
Child A buse Pre ve ntions funds 19 Father hood Programs;
with a $300,000 S tate Dollar investme nt pr ograms
collecte d $1.5 Million in back child s upport payme nts
from 1,551 me n.




 Volunteers contributed over 136,000 hours
 In our communities
 Volunteers in community programs contr ibuted over
 136,000 hours of time equaling $3.6 Million in re al
 dollars.




 Legislative Delegations
 Legis lative Delegations pledge d mor e than 90
 simulator dolls to pre ve nt S haken Baby S yndr ome to
 the ir community programs.



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                           Sample Press Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Timeline: (Date)

Subject:   (April is Child Abuse Prevention Month)

Contact:   (Agency Name and Contact Person)

April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month for the state of
Alabama. Child Abuse and Neglect cost the taxpayers of Alabama more than
$520,000,000 in direct and indirect cost annually. In our area there are
(number) of agencies that provide services designed to prevent child abuse and
neglect. (Name of Agency) is dedicated to supporting healthy communities,
healthy families and healthy children.

(Highlight a program and include the number of people served)

Child advocates must speak with a collective voice both at home and in
Montgomery. Please join us on April 14th, on the steps of the State House at
10:00, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is an
opportunity to let your elected officials know that you support children and will
be voting accordingly.

                                       END.




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                                        Department of
                              Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

                                               2009-2010 Grantees

ACES Crenshaw County                       Domestic Violence Intervention Center     Organized/Community Action Program
ACES Cullman County                        East Alabama MHMR Center, Inc.            Parents and Children Together
ACES Elmore County                         East Central Alabama UCP, Inc.            Pathways, Inc.
ACES Escambia County                       Etowah County Board of Education          Pickens County Board of Education
ACES Greene County                         Exchange Club Family Center of Mobile     Pickens County Family Resource Center
ACES Pickens County                        Family Guidance Center of Alabama         Pike Regional CAC/FRC
ACES Tuscaloosa County                     Family Guidance Center/Big Brothers       Preschool Center for Sensory Impaired
Aid to Inmate Mothers                                  Big Sisters of Central AL     Russell County CAC, Inc.
Alabama Parent Education Center, Inc.      Family Links, Inc.                        Sheffield City Schools
Alabama Partnership for Children           Family Services Center of Calhoun Co.     Shelby County FRC
Alfred Saliba Family Support Center        Family Services Center of Coffee County   Shoals Family Council, Inc.
Athens Limestone County FRC                Family Services Center, Inc.              SE Alabama Children’s Advocacy Center
Autauga County Family Support Center       Family Success Center of Etowah Co.       St. Clair CAC/The Children’s Place
Baldwin County Fatherhood Initiativ e      FIRST Family Service Center               St. Clair County Day Program, Inc.
Baldwin County Mental Health Center        Franklin County School System             Substance Abuse Youth Network Org.
BAMA Kids, Inc.                            Friends of the Court/CASA Shelby Co.      Sylacauga Alliance for
Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Bham      Gadsden City Schools                                 Family Enhancement
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morgan Co.     Gadsden State Community College           Talladega Clay Randolph CCC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of N. Alabama     Gateway                                   Thirteenth Place, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Alabama     Geneva County Children’s Non-Profit       Tri-County CAC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of S. Alabama     Gift of Life Foundation                   Tuscaloosa One Place, A FRC
Big Brothers Bit Sister of the Shoals      Girls, Inc. of Central Alabama            UAB Shaken Baby Prevention Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of W. Alabama     Girls, Inc. of Dothan                     UAB Treatment Alternatives for Safer
Blount County Children’s Center, Inc.      Glenwood, Inc.                                       Communities
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake Martin Area     Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast   UCP of Greater Birmingham
Brantwood Children’s Home                  GRCMA Early Childhood Directions          UCP of Greater Montgomery
Brooks’ Place/CAC of Cullman, Inc.         Hand-in-Paw, Inc.                         UCP of Huntsville and Tenn. Valley
Butler County Board of Education           Healing Place                             UCP of Mobile, Inc.
Calhoun Community College                  Healthy Kids                              UCP of Northwest Alabama
Camp Fire USA Central Alabama Council      Heritage Training and Career Center       United Way’s Success by Six
CASA Mobile, Inc.                          Impact Family Counseling                  University of Alabama
Catholic Social Services FSC Bay Minette   Jasper Area Family Services Center        Vineyard Family Services of
Circle of Care Center for Families         Kid One Transport                                    Central Alabama
CAPS of Tuscaloosa, Inc.                   Lauderdale County CPC                     Walker County CPC, Inc.
CAC of Marshall County                     Lawrence County Schools                   Youth Villages
Child Care Resource Center, Inc.           Lighthouse Counseling Center, Inc.
Child Development Resources                Madison County Coalition for
Childcare Resources                                    Healthy Marriages.
Children and Family Connection             Marshall County Visitation/Family Ctr.
           of Russell County               Marshall-Jackson MRA
CAC of Cherokee County                     Mobile County Health Department
City of Decatur Youth Services             Montg. Area Family Violence Program
Clay County DHR                            Montg. Area Nontraditional Equestrians
Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Homes         Montgomery Public Schools
Community Action Agency of NW AL           Montgomery S.T.E.P. Foundation
Coosa Valley Youth Services                Morgan County CAC
Dale County CPC Non-Profit                 National Children’s Advocacy Center
DeKalb County CAC




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                  CTF RALLY
                 April 14, 2010
                   10:00 am
              Alabama State House

10:00-10:10   Welcome - Kelley Parris-Barnes, Director
                        Department of Child Abuse Prevention

                        John Merrill, Chairman,
                        Board of Directors of the Alabama
                        Department of Child Abuse and Neglect
                        Prevention Board


10:10-10:50   Kelley Parris-Barnes
              Introduction of Speakers

                  Representative John Knight
                  Senator Arthur Orr
                  Senator J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner
                  Cam Ward
                  Karen Marks

10:50-11:00   Closing Remarks - Kelley Parris-Barnes, CTF
              Director




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Meeting With Your Legislator


1.   Call and make an appointment with your representative and
     senator. Schedule the appointment for Wednesday, April 14th
     before 9:30 or after 11:00.

2.   To find out who represents you, go to
     www.legislature.state.al.us and click on “zip code look up” on
     the left hand side of the page.

3.   Your representative and senator’s address, phone and email
     will be located on this website.

4.   If you need assistance locating your representative and
     senator’s contact information, contact Greg Smith or Milton
     Jackson at 334-242-5710.




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                          Alabama State House

Address and Directions

The Alabama State House is located at 11 South Union Street in Montgomery
behind the historic State Capitol.




From I-65 South

Travel into Montgomery on I-65 North. Merge onto I-85 North via Exit 171
towards Atlanta. Immediately get in the right hand lane. Take Exit 1 Court
Street. Stay straight to travel on Arba Street. You will go through approximately
6 red lights. Turn left on Union Street. Continue straight on Union Street. The
State House will be right past Washington Avenue on your right (directly across
from the back of State Capitol).

From I-65 North

Travel into Montgomery on I-65 South. Merge onto I-85 North via Exit 171
towards Atlanta. Immediately get in the right hand lane. Take Exit 1 Court
Street. Stay straight to travel on Arba Street. You will go through approximately
6 red lights. Turn left on Union Street. Continue straight on Union Street. The
State House will be right past Washington Avenue on your right (directly across
from the back of State Capitol).

Drivers may drop off passengers in front of the State House
and then park at Crampton Bowl. See parking information
on next page.

*Arrive at least 30 minutes early*



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Occupants

The State House provides office spaces for the following:

         Alabama State Senate (7 th floor)
         Secretary of the Senate and Senate Staff (7 th floor)
         Senate Gallery (8 th floor) Must get off elevator on 7 th floor and take
          steps to 8th floor.
         Senate Committee Meeting Rooms (6 th and 7th floors)
         Lt. Governor (7 th floor)
         House of Representatives (5 th and 6th floors)
         Clerk of the House & House Staff (5 th floor)
         House Gallery (6 th floor)
         House Committee Meeting Rooms (6 th floor)
         Speaker of the House (5 th floor)
         Legislative Reference Service (6 th floor)
         Legislative Fiscal Office (6 th floor)
         Legislative Reapportionment Office (8 th floor)
         Joint Briefing Room (8th floor)
         Governor’s Legislative Office (2 nd floor)
         State Budget Office (2 nd floor)


   Parking

   Parking in the Capitol Complex is extremely limited, particularly during
   Legislative sessions. There is metered parking on most streets in the
   complex, operated and controlled by the City of Montgomery. Please not that
   meters have a two-hour maximum and that re-feeding meters is prohibited
   by the Montgomery Police Department.

   The State of Alabama offers free public parking at Crampton Bowl,
   three blocks east of the State House at 1022 Madison Avenue. To
   get there continue down South Union, pass the State House and
   turn right on Monroe Street. Go three blocks and you will see the
   parking lot to Crampton Bowl Stadium.

   The State of Alabama offers handicapped parking, in keeping with the
   American with Disabilities ACT (ADA), on the Washington Avenue side of the
   State House.




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State House Access:

Visitors to the State House should enter through the doors on Union Street or
Washington Avenue. Disabled access is available through the Washington
Avenue entrance. For security reasons, all other entrances are locked, and
not accessible to the public. Please be aware that during a Legislative
Session, all visitors to the State House must pass through metal detectors
upon entrance. Security personnel will confiscate and hold all firearms,
knives and any other weapons, until the visitor exits the building (Joint Rule
16).

Dining:

While downtown Montgomery offers a variety of dining establishments and
there are four state cafeterias within walking distance of the State House.

1. Folsom Grill, located in the Folsom Administrated Building, adjacent to the
   State House on Union Street.
2. Gordon Persons Building Cafeteria, located behind the State House on
   Ripley Street.
3. RSA Plaza located across Washington Avenue from the State House.
4. RSA Commerce Center located on Washington Avenue, 2 blocks west of
   the State House.




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              WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF
        COMMUNITY PROGRAMS TO PREVENT
        CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE CUT?


Community Providers will discontinue or drastically reduce the
provisions of essential services as well as lay off staff.

People can not get the services they need. There are already
increased numbers of indicated reports of child abuse and neglect
since the economic downturn.

Department of Human Resources Staff, law enforcement
and courts are already overburdened.

Local Economies become more depressed as they try to cope
with the loss of services, the closing of community services and
the lack of resources for consumers and families.

The Prevention at the penal level as we know it will collapse.

The most vulnerable Alabamians and their families will
suffer, dollars will be wasted, and other systems will be
strained (DHR, schools, courts, etc.)




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General Fund
Committees




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                    House of Representatives
          Government Appropriations Committees Members

John Knight, Chair
Jack Page, Vice Chair
Victor Gaston, Ranking Minority Member

Gerald Allen                       Locy Baker
Billy Beasley                      Greg Canfield
Ron Grantland                      Laura Hall
Jody Letson                        Jay Love
Charles Newton                     Yusuf Salaam
Tommy Sherer                       Elwyn Thomas


_______________________________________________________________


                Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund
                          Committee Members

Roger Bedford, Chair
Tom Butler, Vice Chair
Bobby Singleton, Majority Leader Designee
Lowell Barron, Deputy Chairperson

Kim Benefield                      Priscilla Dunn
Steve French                       Rusty Glover
Marc Keahey                        Hinton Mitchem
Arthur Orr                         Myron Penn
Trip Pittman                       Jim Preuitt
Hank Sanders                       Scott Beason




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        Senators
                   Senate Bill 20

           Sponsored by Senator Larry Means

             This bill would provide that all
  settlements or orders entering judgment in a class
    action lawsuit filed in Alabama and governed by
      Alabama law that results in the creation of a
      common fund for the benefit of a class shall
    establish a plan for determining the distribution
   of the residual remaining funds and the timing of
  such distribution to the Department of Child Abuse
                and Neglect Prevention.


                   Senate Bill 21

           Sponsored by Senator Larry Means

         This bill would provide for additional
         court costs in original divorce cases.
        This bill would also create the Alabama
  Court Appointed Special Advocates Fund, authorize
  expenditures of money from the fund, and provide
  for continuous appropriations from the fund to the
                Alabama CASA Network.




   **ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO
SPECIFICALLY VOTE “YES” ON THESE
           BILLS!!**




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               District Roster of the Alabama State Senate

                                        Officers

        Jim Folsom, Jr.                                 Lieutenant Governor
        Rodger Smitherman                               President Pro-Tempore
        Charles McDowell Lee                            Secretary
        D. Patrick Harris                               Assistant Secretary

Lowell          Barron         P.O. Box 65                 Fyffe            35971
Scott           Beason         P.O. Box 3112560            Gardendale       35071
Roger           Bedford        P.O. Box 370                Russellville     35653
Kim S.          Benefield      13680 County road 59        Woodland         36280
Charles         Bishop         P.O. Box 1585               Jasper           35502
Ben             Brooks         4953 Audubon Dr.            Mobile           36619
Tom             Butler         136 Hartington Dr.          Madison          35758
Linda           Coleman        926 Chinchona Dr.           Birmingham       35214
                                                           Muscle
Bobby           Dent on        2206 Lisa A venue           Shoals           35561
                               820 East Fairview
Larry           Dixon          A venue                     Montgomery       36106
Priscilla       Dunn           460 Carriage Hills Dr.      Bessemer         35022
Henry E.
"Hank"          Erwin          P.O. Box 214                Pelham           35124
Vivian Davis    Figures        2054 Clemente Court         Mobile           36617
Steve           Frenc h        Box 131428                  Birmingham       35213
Rusty           Glover         P.O Box 2175                Semmes           36575
Jimmy W.        Holley         4212 County Road 364        Elba             36323
Marc            Keahey         2350 Allen Road             Grove Hill       36451
T.D. " Ted"     Little         P.O. Box 2366               Auburn           36831
Zeb             Little         P.O. Box 2278               Cullman          35056
Del             Marsh          P.O. Drawer 2365            Anniston         36202
Larry           Means          P.O. Box 786                Attalla          35954
Wendell         Mitchell       5345 Atlanta Hwy.           Montgomery       36109
Hinton          Mitchem        P.O. Box 297                Albert ville     35950
Arthur          Orr            P.O. Box 305                Decatur          35602
Myron C.        Penn           P.O. Box 5335               Union Springs    36089
Trip            Pittman        P.O. Box 1812               Daphne           36526
Phil            Poole          P.O. Box 609                Moundville       35474
Jim W.          Preuitt        P.O. Box 1063               Talladega        35161
Quinton T.      Ross, Jr.      P.O. Box 6183               Montgomery       36106
Hank            Sanders        1 Union Street              Selma            36702
Paul            Sanford        100 St. Clair A venue       Hunts ville      35801
Bobby           Singleton      P.O. Box 548                Greensboro       36744
Harri Anne      Smith          P.O. Box 640                Slocomb          36375
                               2029 Second A venue
Rodger          Smitherman     N.                          Birmingham       35203
J. T. "Jabo"    Waggoner       P.O. Box 660609             Vestavia Hills   35266




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             House of
          Representatives
                                 House Bill 378

Sponsored by By Representatives Cam Ward. Co-Sponsors: Alan Baker, Harry
Shiver, Jeff McLaughlin, Bill Dukes, Elwyn Thomas, Mike Ball, Mary Sue
McClurkin, William Thigpen, David Grimes, Phil Williams, Chad Fincher, Alan
Harper, Randy Wood, Richard Laird, Mike Curtis, Ronald Grantland, Elaine Beech,
Howard Sanderford, Mickey Hammon and Jamie Ison

                          This bill would provide that all
               settlements or orders entering judgment in a class
                 action lawsuit filed in Alabama and governed by
                   Alabama law that results in the creation of a
                   common fund for the benefit of a class shall
                 establish a plan for determining the distribution
                of the residual remaining funds and the timing of
               such distribution to the Department of Child Abuse
                              and Neglect Prevention.


                                 House Bill 449

                 Sponsored by Representative Spencer Collier

           This bill would provide for additional court costs in certain
               original divorce cases and distribute the increase
                          to the Children's Trust Fund.




             **ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO
          SPECIFICALLY VOTE “YES” ON THESE
                     BILLS!!**


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    District Roster of the Alabama House of Representatives

                                       Officers

              Seth Hammett                 Speaker of the House
              Demetrius Newton             Speaker Pro Tempore of the House
              William Greg Pappas          Clerk of the House


First Name    Last Name   Addre ss                       City             Zip
Gerald        Allen       P.O. Box 71001                 Tuscaloosa        35407
Alan          Baker       P.O. Box 975                   Brewt on          36426
Locy          Baker       115 Bryant Street              Abbeville         36310
Mike          Ball        P.O. Box 6302                  Hunts ville       35824
George        Bandy       1307-A Glenn Circle            Opelika           36801
Jim           Barton      P.O. Box 9918                  Mobile            36691
William       Beasley     P.O. Box 220                   Clayton           36016
Elaine        Beech       P.O. Box 1256                  Chat om           36518
Robert        Bentley     11 Ridgeland                   Tuscaloosa        35406
Marcel        Black       P.O. Box 491                   Tuscumbia         35674
Alan          Boothe      P.O. Box 561                   Troy              36081
Barbara       Boyd        P.O. Box 2132                  Anniston          36202
H.
DuWayne       Bridges     P.O. Box 729                   Valley           36854
K.L.          Brown       1304 6th A venue               Jacksonville     36265
James         Buskey      2207 Barretts Lane             Mobile           36617
Greg          Canfield    804 Park View Circle           Birmingham       35242
Steve         Clous e     P.O. Box 818                   Ozark            36361
Merika        Coleman     P.O. Box 28888                 Birmingham       35228
Jack
Spencer       Collier     P.O. Box 550                   Irvington        36544
Mike          Curtis      P.O. Box 756                   Florence         35631
Randy         Davis       P.O. Box 1083                  Daphne           36526
Paul          DeMarco     P.O. Box 530630                Birmingham       35253
Owen          Drak e      P.O. box 865                   Leeds            35094
Bill          Dukes       2209 Park Place Street, SE     Decatur          35601
Christopher   England     P.O. Box 20843                 Tuscaloosa       35402
Joe           Faust       20531 Beecher Street           Fairhope         36532
James         Fields      167 County Road 33             Hanc eville      35077
Chad          Fincher     P.O. Box 981                   Semmes           36575
Craig         Ford        P.O. Box 8208                  Gadsden          35902
Blaine        Galliher    P.O. Box 4353                  Gadsden          35904
Victor        Gaston      1136 Hillcrest Crossing, W.    Mobile           36695
H. Mac        Gipson      507 Cook Rd.                   Pratt ville      36067
James         Gordon      607 South Wilson A venue B     Saraland         36617
Betty Carol   Graham      3485 Cowpens Rd.               Alexander City   35010
Ronald        Grantland   P.O. Box 1085                  Hartselle        35640
Todd          Greeson     P.O. Box 159                   Ider             35981
David         Grimes      P.O. Box 6176                  Montgomery       36106



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Ken         Guin         P.O. Box 470                        Carbon Hill      35549
Laura       Hall         P.O. Box 3367                       Hunts ville      35810
Seth        Hammett      P.O. Box 1776                       Andalusia        36420
Micky       Hammon       1344 East Upper River Road          Decatur          35603
Alan        Harper       P.O. Box 403                        Aliceville       35442

                         Cahaba Title, Inc.
Mike        Hill         2020 Highway 33, Unit A             Pelham           35124
Earl        Hilliard     P.O. Box 12445                      Birmingham       35202
Randy       Hinshaw      P.O. Box 182                        Meridianville    35759
Alvin       Holmes       P.O. Box 6064                       Montgomery       36106
Ralph       Howard       166 County Road 7                   Greensboro       36744
                         Auburn Network, Inc.P.O. Box
Mike        Hubbard      950                                 Auburn           36831
Steve       Hurst        155 Quail Run Rd.                   Munford          36268
Tammy       Irons        219 Nort h Court Street             Florence         35630
Jamie       Ison         57 Byrnes Blvd.                     Mobile           36608
Thomas      Jackson      P.O. Box 656                        Thomas ville     36784
                         3770 Sylacauga-Fayett ville
Ronald      Johnson      Highway                             Sylacauga        35151
Y vonne     Kennedy      1205 Glennon A venue                Mobile           36603
John        Knight       P.O. Box 6300                       Montgomery       36106
Richard     Laird        341 Bonner Drive                    Roanoke          36274
John        Letson       15720 County Road 400               Hillsboro        35643
Benjamin    Lewis        2209 Eddins Rd.                     Dothan           36301
Richard     Lindsey      14160 County Road 22                Cent re          35960
Jay         Love         P.O. Box 3221                       Montgomery       36109
James       Martin       P.O. Box 1214                       Clant on         35046
Barry       Mask         P.O. Box 1450                       Wetumpka         36092
Lawrence    McAdory      1000 Barclay Dr.                    Bessemer         35022
Artis       McCampbell   P.O. Box 487                        Demopolis        36732
Thad        McClammy     P.O. Box 250776                     Montgomery       36125
Jim         McClendon    361 Jones Rd.                       Springville      35146
Mary Sue    McClurkin    60 Indian Forest Trail              Indian Springs   35124
Mac         McCutheon    P.O. Box 370                        Caps haw         35742
Frank       McDaniel     P.O. Box 577                        Albert ville     35950
Jeff        McLaughlin   321 Blount A venue                  Gunters ville    35976
Stephen     McMillan     P.O. Box 337                        Bay Minette      36507
Michael     Millican     995 Country Estates Drive           Hamilton         35570
Joseph      Mitchell     465 Dexter A venue                  Mobile           36604
Mary        Moore        1622 36th A venue, North            Birmingham       35202
Pat         Moore        P.O. Box 338                        Pleasant Grove   35127
Johnny
Mack        Morrow       1895 Hwy 28                         Red Bay          35582
Charles     Newton       1216 South Conecuh Street           Greenville       36037
Demetrius   Newton       P.O. Box 2525                       Birmingham       35202
Jeremy      Oden         P.O. Box 9                          E va             35621
John        Page         P.O. Box 8207                       Gadsden          35902
Arthur      Payne        7763 Peppert ree Highlands Circle   Truss ville      35173
John        Robinson     3479 County Road 33                 Scottsboro       35769
Oliver      Robinson     P.O. Box 610343                     Birmingham       35261



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John           Rogers       1424 18th Street, SW         Birmingham    35211
                            Delegation Office
Yusuf          Salaam       102 Church St.               Selma         36701
Howard         Sanderford   P.O. box 16023               Hunts ville   35802
Roderick       Scott        P.O. Box 253                 Fairfield     35064
Tommy          Sherer       P.O. Box 1384                Jasper        35502
Harry          Shiver       46007 Sunset Dr.             Bay Minette   36507
                            Enterprise-Ozark Community
                            College
Terry          Spicer       P.O. Box 1300                Enterprise    36331
Butch          Taylor       224 Taylor A venue           New Hope      35670
William        Thigpen      1225 13th Street NW          Fayette       35555
Elwyn          Thomas       124 Cliff Springs Rd.        Oneonta       35121
James          Thomas       2713 Highway 14 East         Selma         36703
Patricia Ann   Todd         1320 58th Street South       Birmingham    35222
Allen          Treadaway    P.O. Box 126                 Morris        35116
Lesley         Vance        P.O. Box 1429                Phenix City   36868
Cam            Ward         P.O. Box 1749                Alabaster     35007
                                                         Tuskegee
Pebblin        Warren       P.O. Box 1328                Institute     36087
Henry          White        600 Nort h Hine Street       Athens        35611
Jack           Williams     3273 Brashford Rd.           Birmingham    35216
Phil           Williams     2185 Old Monrovia Rd.        Hunts ville   35806
Randy          Wood         P.O. Box 4432                Anniston      36204
Greg           Wren         4213 Carmichael Rd.          Montgomery    36106




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  BLUE
 RIBBON
CAMPAIGN




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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! This year we are encouraging all
communities across Alabama to “Build a Blue Ribbon Tree”. The Alabama
Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (DCAP), the Children’s Trust
Fund and Prevent Child Abuse Alabama invite every community to take action
for children by “Building a Blue Ribbon Tree”. The blue ribbon is the international
sign for child abuse prevention and serves as a constant reminder that all of us
have a responsibility to help keep children safe.

DCAP along with various community organizations, will display pictures of the
trees and their sponsor information during Child Abuse Prevention and
Awareness Month at the State House on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10am.

A "Tree Registry" form is provided for people and organizations to register their
trees with DCAP where photo entries will be put on the Department’s website. To
participate, trees must be completed and registered before April 7, 2010. The
registration form is also available to print from the DCAP Web site at
www.ctf.alabama.gov

To “Build a Blue Ribbon Tree,” select any materials you choose. If using a living
tree, choose a highly visible location and secure needed permission. Creativity is
encouraged. Decorate tree with blue ribbons to represent any of the following
positive messages:

          o The confirmed number of children in your county
          o The number of new babies born in your community
          o Show your community’s support for children, or something
            important to your organization, agency, program, or community

Mail, fax, or e-mail the completed form to Heather Killough, Prevent Child
Abuse Alabama, Program Manager, Alabama Department of Child Abuse
Prevention, 100 North Union Street Suite 350, Montgomery, Alabama 36104,
Phone         334-242-5710,      Fax     334-242-5711,       or      e-mail
heather.killough@ctf.alabama.gov




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Who should Build a Blue Ribbon Tree?
       Churches
       Schools
       Jr. Civitan Clubs
       Sororities
       Girl Scout Troops
       Boy Scout Troops
       Policemen
       Fraternities
       Military units
       Community Organizations
       Key Clubs
       Art Classes
       Future Farmers of America
       Anyone who wants to give back
       Firemen
       City Councils
       Anyone who cares about Children


Ideas
  1. Ask a local nursery to donate a tree if you don’t have one in mind to decorate.
     Have a tree planting ceremony at your church, school or park and decorate the
     tree with blue ribbons.
  2. Have your local art school, art class or art studio paint blue ribbon trees or make
     yard sculptures.
  3. Host a Build a Blue Ribbon Tree Event at your Business or Organization.




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                             TREE REGISTRY
                Build a Blue Ribbon Tree in Your Community

               Please complete the information below to register your tree(s) for
                         Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Name of Group or Organization: ___________________________________________________

Contact Person: _______________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

County: _____________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ______________________________Fax:__________________________________

E-Mail: ______________________________________________________________________

Number of Blue Ribbon Trees: “Live” __________ or “Your Own Creation”_________

Location of Blue Ribbon Trees: ____________________________________________________
                                 Example: Court House, Main Street, High School, Grade
                                 School, etc.

What Do Your Blue Ribbons Represent: _____________________________________________
                                          Example: # Children in your County, # of New
                                          Babies in your Community, Blue Ribbons for
                                          support of all children, etc...

Trees must be completed and registered PRIOR to April 7th . Please e-mail pictures of your
completed trees to: Heather.killough@ctf.alabama.gov . Photos will be displayed at the State
House on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 for CTF Rally- Child Abuse Prevention Day at the State
House.




Please mail, fax or e-mail completed form to:

Heather Killough (334) 353-8685
Department of Child Abuse Prevention
Phone: (334) 242-5710 FAX: (334) 242-5711
Website: www.ctf.alabama.gov




For Release: February 1, 2010


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                           SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Heather Killough
334-242-5710 Heather.killough@ctf.alabama.gov
Lori Frazier frazier_lori@hotmail.com

“Build a Blue Ribbon Tree” to Help Prevent Child Abuse
Statewide Project Invites Community Participation

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children’s Trust Fund
invites every community to take action for children by “Building a Blue Ribbon Tree”. The
blue ribbon is the international sign for child abuse prevention and serves as a constant
reminder that all of us have a responsibility to help keep children safe.

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children’s Trust Fund
along with various community organizations, will display pictures of the trees and their
sponsor information during Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month at the State House
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10am.

A "Tree Registry" form is provided for people and organizations to register their trees with
the Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (DCAP) where photo entries will be
put on the Department’s website. To participate, trees must be completed and registered
before April 7, 2010. The registration form is also available to print from the DCAP Web site
at www.ctf.alabama.gov

To “Build a Blue Ribbon Tree,” select any materials you choose. If using a living tre e,
choose a highly visible location and secure needed permission. Creativity is encouraged.
Decorate tree with blue ribbons to represent any of the following:

           o   The confirmed number of children in your county
           o   The number of new babies born in your communit y
           o   Show your community’s support for children, or something important to your
               organization, agency, program, or community

   Mail, fax, or e-mail completed form to Heather Killough, Prevent Child
   Abuse Alabama, Program Manager, Alabama Department of Child Abuse
   Prevention, 100 North Union Street, Montgom ery, Alabam a 36104, Phone 334-
   242-5710, Fax 334-242-5711, or e-mail heather.killough@ctf.alabama.gov .




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                            Sample Proclamation



                               2010
             APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

PROCLAMATION


Whereas , preventing child abuse and neglect is a community problem that depends
on involvement among people throughout the community;

Whereas , child maltreatment occurs when people find themselves in stressful
situations, without community resources, and don’t know how to cope;

Whereas , the majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that
are preventable in an engaged and supportive community.

Whereas , child abuse and neglect can be reduced by making sure each family has the
support they need to raise their children in a healthy environment;

Whereas , child abuse and neglect not only directly harm children, but also increase
the likelihood of criminal behavior, substance abuse, health problems such as heart
disease and obesity, and risky behavior such as smoking;

Whereas , all citizens should become involved in supporting families in raising their
children in a safe, nurturing environment;

Whereas , effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnerships
created among social service agencies, schools, faith communities, civic organizations,
law enforcement agencies, and the business community;

Therefore , I, ____________, ________________________, on behalf of the
Department of Child Abuse Prevention, The Children’s Trust Fund and Prevent Child
Abuse Alabama hereby proclaim April 2010 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and call
upon all citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, and businesses to
increase their participation in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child
abuse and strengthening the communities in which we live.




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