Commissioners sign child abuse prevention proclamation,teaming up with local agencies
LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO (WNWO)-- On Tuesday Lucas County Commissioners issued a proclamation supporting the efforts of Child Protective Services.
They're making a continued comittment to fight the increasing number of child neglect and abuse cases in the county.
"We have seen things this year that have happened to children that I haven't seen in my 34 years," said Robin Reese, Executive Director for Lucas County children services.
Part of their efforts include focusing on parents and the mates with a program called Choose your partner carefully.
It educates parents on the warning signs of an abusive partner.
"Do they anger easily, do they call your child names? How do they react and respond and treat your child?" said Donna Seed with LCCS.
To date 14 homicides in Toledo are being investigated. Three of them are infants. All of the children, an 8 month old, an 11 month old and a one year old were all killed by their mother's boyfriend.
On Monday night the Toledo Police Department picked up a three year old who was found wandering outside by himself. He's now in the custody of Lucas County Child Protective services.
Though he wasn't hurt,TPD says behavior such as this raises red flags. Right now various departments are working together to make sure each child in Lucas County is safe. They're asking for help from the community to make this happen.